In other words,  The old quarter

The Antalya Kale Ici has a great history behind. There are 3 huge empires in the history which are Roman Empire, Seljuks and the Ottoman Empire, history and the culture can be  seen on the castle. By the way from different gates, different cultures, different views you can see on the castle. One is the great Roman Empire Hadrianus, The great Turkish empire Kilincarsalan and the, Ottoman Empire. The castle has narrow, winding streets enclosed in ancient city walls, which now protect the peaceful quarter from the noise of the concrete metropolis of a million people. The northern part (Selçuk and Tuzcular sections) of Kaleiçi is mostly touristy shops and restaurants lining the narrow mazelike streets. The Kilinçarslan section is a little more quiet and still charming. Although there are other entrances, it is best to enter and exit the old quarter from charming Hadrianus Gate, built by the Roman emperor Hadrianus as the entrance arch to the city. Hadrian Gate will lead you to Kilinçarslan district.

 

  • Yivli Minare: Fluted Minaret  – In this area, you can see the famous 125 feet tall fluted minaret and the mosque. Nearby is an old market building with an interesting entrance, and a ruined gate or two.
  • Saat Kulesi: Clock Tower area  – Ottoman-era clock tower and 18th century Paşa Camii mosque.
  • Yat Limani: Fortified Roman port  – A beautiful harbour surrounded by town walls built during the Roman Era. Nearby is the İskele Camii mosque.
  • Kesik Minare: Broken Mınaret Mosque  – beautiful ruins of an old Roman temple, which eventually was converted into a Christian church and finally a mosque.
  • Hıdırlık Kulesi: Hıdırlık Tower  – a tower on the edge of the town walls with scenic views of the marina and the harbour.
  • Atatürk Evi: Atatürk’s Home  (just outside the Kilinçarslan district, walk to Karaalioglu Park along Atatürk Cd.) – house where the first president of Turkey stayed at during his visits in Antalya.

Antalya Kale Ici night view

Antalya Kale Ici

Antalya Kale Ici

Antalya Kale Ici night view

 

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