The Turquoise Coast Sights

Mamure Kalesi (Mamure Castle)

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

On the southeast edge of town the highway goes right past Mamure Kalesi—a spectacular castle with 39 towers, first constructed in Roman times to protect the city from seaborne raiders. It was expanded by the Seljuks, who captured it in the 13th century, and later rebuilt by the Karamanoğulları, who controlled this part of Anatolia after the Seljuk Empire collapsed. Note the inscription to the Karamanoğulları prince, İbrahim Bey II, dating from 1450. The place is so impressively preserved you'd think it was a modern reconstruction.

Sight Information

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7 km (4 miles) south of Anamur on the coastal road, Anamur, Mersin, 33630, Turkey

Sight Details:

  • 5 TL
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 9–7; Nov.–Mar., daily 8–5

Published 07/06/2016

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