13 Sights in Konak, Turkey (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Konak, Turkey. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Konak, Turkey.

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1. Kordonboyu

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Kordon is a street and promenade in Izmir, Turkey. Its history dates back to the 1850s. It covers the coastline between Cumhuriyet Square and İzmir Port. In 1997, during Burhan Özfatura's mayoralty, the sea was filled 150 meters to build a six-lane highway. The filling works in Kordon, which was declared a protected area in 1999, were stopped by court decision. During the term of Ahmet Piriştina, who was elected mayor in the same year, the coastal embankment was organized as a green area and opened to the public on June 15, 2000. Gündoğdu Square and Alsancak Ferry Pier were also built on the filled area. In September 2020, the nostalgic tram was put into service in Kordon.

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2. Susuzdede Parkı

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Susuzdede Park is a park in Konak District, Izmir Province, Turkey. The total area is 46,000 square meters. It is located on the mountain of the same name in the residential area of Göztepe. Known as Aya Agapi before the Republic was proclaimed, the mountain began to be named after a saint named Suzuz Dede after his death and burial. Su Zude's tomb is a place where people visit and make wishes. Susuzdede Park was declared an archaeological and natural site in 1981 and was granted its first protected area in 1988. Resort area and level 3. The degree is registered as an archaeological site. In 2017, the park was renovated by Izmir Metropolitan City.

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3. Agora Açık Hava Müzesi

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The Agora of Smyrna, alternatively known as the Agora of İzmir, is an ancient Roman agora located in Smyrna. Originally built by the Greeks in the 4th century BC, the agora was ruined by an earthquake in 178 AD. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius ordered its reconstruction. Excavations started in 1933. In 2020, the Agora of Smyrna became a Tentative World Heritage Site as part of "The Historical Port City of Izmir."

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4. Atatürk Müzesi

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The Izmir Atatürk Museum is a museum in İzmir, Turkey. Founded by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a Turkish field marshal, revolutionary statesman, and the first President of Turkey, the Izmir Atatürk Museum opened to the public on 11 September 1941, on the 19th anniversary of Atatürk’s arrival in Izmir. On 13 May 1988 it was officially named the Izmir Atatürk Museum, which it is called today.

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5. Kadifekale

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Kadifekale Mr. E. Unlu / CC BY 3.0

Kadifekale is a hilltop castle in İzmir, Turkey. The castle is located on the Mount Pagos which has an elevation of 186 metres. It was built in the 3rd century BC. The castle is located at a distance of about 2 km from the shoreline and commands a general view of a large part of the city of İzmir, as well as of the Gulf of İzmir.

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6. Cumhuriyet Ağacı

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The Tree of the Republic is a monument in Gündoğdu Square in Konak district of İzmir province of Turkey. The monument completed in 2003 symbolizes the National Struggle. The height of the statue made of copper is 5 meters, the height of the marble -covered chain is 8.5 meters and the height of the whole monument is 13.5 meters.

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7. Konak Camii

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Konak Mosque, also called Yalı Mosque, is a mosque in İzmir, Turkey. It is located on Konak Square in the heart of the city next to the Governor's Mansion and the İzmir Clock Tower. Despite its relatively small size, it is considered one of the landmarks of the city for its distinctive octagonal shape and elaborate tilework.

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8. Kültürpark

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Kültürpark is an urban park in İzmir, Turkey. It is located in the district of Konak, roughly bounded by Dr. Mustafa Enver Bey Avenue on the north, 1395th Street, 1396th Street and Bozkurt Avenue on the east, Mürsel Paşa Boulevard on the south, and Dr. Refik Saydam and Şair Eşref boulevards on the west.

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9. Izmir Archaeology Museum

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The Izmir Archaeology Museum is an archeology museum in Izmir, Turkey, containing a number of artifacts from around the Gulf of Izmir. Most of the artifacts, which include busts, statues, statuettes, tools, and various eating and cooking utensils, come from the Bronze Age, or from the Greek and Roman periods.

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10. Aziz Yuhanna Katedrali

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St. John's Cathedral in Izmir is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Izmir. The cathedral is dedicated to John the Evangelist, who in the Book of Revelation sent greetings and instructions to the Seven churches of Asia, including Smyrna (Izmir).

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11. Bet Israel Sinagogu

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The Bet Israel Synagogue is the largest synagogue in the city of İzmir, Turkey. It was built in 1907 and is in the Karataş quarter of the city. It's one of the two major synagogues in İzmir, the other being the recently built Shaar Hashamaym synagogue.

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12. Salepçioğlu Camii

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Salepçioğlu Mosque is a Mosque in İzmir, Turkey located next to Konak Square in the heart of the city. The mosque which was constructed in the year 1905, is named after its patron Salepçizade Hacı Ahmet Efendi.

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13. Izmir Ethnography Museum

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The İzmir Ethnography Museum is an ethnography museum in Izmir, Turkey, containing a number of pieces of clothing and pottery from the Seljuk period of Turkish history onwards. Admission to the museum is free.

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