5 Sights in Antalya, Turkey (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Antalya, Turkey. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Antalya, Turkey.

1. Kesik Minare

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The Kesik Minare Cami, Korkut Cami or Cumanın Cami standing in the streets of Kaleiçi in southern Turkey, was originally built as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD. In the 7th century, it was converted into a Byzantine church in honor of the Virgin Mary, but it was heavily damaged in the 7th century during the Arab invasions. In the 9th century it was repaired again. The minaret was added in the early 13th century when the Sultanate of Rum established their rule in Antalya and converted the church into a mosque. In 1361, when the crusader king of Cyprus took Antalya from the Seljuks, it was consecrated a church again, only to become a mosque once more during the rule of Şehzade Korkut, son of the Ottoman sultan Bayezid II. The main building was destroyed in a fire in 1800, but the surviving minaret, located today on Kaleiçi Hespçi Street, is known as the Kesik Minare.

Wikipedia: Kesik Minare (EN)

2. Yivli Minare Camii

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The Yivli Minaret Mosque, also known as the Alaaddin Mosque or simply Grand Mosque, in Antalya is a historical mosque built by the Anatolian Seljuk Sultan Kay Qubadh I. It is part of a külliye which includes the Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev Medrese, Seljuk and Dervish lodge, and the vaults of Zincirkıran and Nigar Hatun. The mosque is located in Kaleiçi along Cumhuriyet Caddesi, next to Kalekapısı Meydanı. The mosque's fluted minaret called the Yivli Minare, which is decorated with dark blue tiles, is a landmark and symbol of the city. In 2016 it was inscribed in the Tentative list of World Heritage Sites in Turkey.

Wikipedia: Yivli Minaret Mosque (EN)

3. Sillyon

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Sillyon, also Sylleion (Σύλλειον), in Byzantine times Syllaeum or Syllaion (Συλλαῖον), was an important fortress and city near Attaleia in Pamphylia, on the southern coast of modern Turkey. The native Greco-Pamphylian form was Selywiys, possibly deriving from the original Hittite Sallawassi. Its modern Turkish names are Yanköy Hisarı or Asar Köy.

Wikipedia: Sillyon (EN)

4. TÜBİTAK National Observatory (TUG)

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TÜBİTAK National Observatory (TUG) Azizkayihan (?) / GFDL

TÜBİTAK National Observatory is a ground-based astronomical observatory operated by the TUG Institute of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). Established in 1991, it is located at an altitude of 2,450 m (8,040 ft) in Bakırtepe, around 50 km (31 mi) west-southwest of Antalya in southern Turkey.

Wikipedia: TÜBİTAK National Observatory (EN)

5. Hadrian's Gate

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Hadrian's Gate Joe Wallace / CC BY-SA 2.0

Hadrian's Gate is a triumphal arch located in Antalya, Turkey, which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who visited the city in the year 130 CE. It is the only remaining entrance gate in the walls that surround the city and harbor.

Wikipedia: Hadrian's Gate (EN)


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