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Bodrum Castle
Bodrum Castle

Bodrum Castle

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Sights and Museums, History Museum, Historic Site
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Çarşı Mahallesi, Kale Cd., 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey
+90 252 316 2516
http://www.bodrum-museum.com/
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A visit to Bodrum's Castle of St Peter is a must-see in Bodrum, and many visitors are surprised to find such a riveting blend of ancient and modern behind those imposing stone walls. Whether viewed ... Read more
from the land or the sea, Bodrum's famous castle is an impressive example of medieval architecture. Occupying some 3,000m2 at its base, construction of the castle took years to complete. In its day, the castle was a monumental symbol of the unity of Christian Europe against the ascending power of the Ottomans. The castle is in excellent condition, and since 1962, is now home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

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Milano, Italia

Bodrum Castle is still under going renovation works that began in 2017and although there is no official sign, they should last until the end of 2019. So I missed also the famous underwater museum

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Istanbul, Turkey

St Peter's castle is an excellent place to visit and a reminder of the long and rich history of Bodrum. It's also home to the Underwater Archaeology Museum which is fascinating.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA

Bodrum Castle is the most prominent landmark in the town. It sits on a spit of land that divides the harbor into two bays. The castle has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. It was once captured by Alexander the Great and its stones contain bits from the Mausoleum of Halikarnassus. Today's Bodrum Castle is also one of the world's foremost shipwreck museum. In the inner courtyard (which is filled with peacocks) you can find hundreds of amphorae from various ancient trading nations. There's also a replica of one of the more famous wrecks in the area.

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Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK
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A visit to the Castle of St. Peter is a must-see in Bodrum. The castle is in excellent condition, and now houses the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. The walls of the castle are studded with some 249 coats of arms. A lot of the stones used in the construction come from the tomb of King Mausolus, with the Knights Hospitalier having used the ruins as a quarry.

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Sofia, Bulgaria

This is one of the "must see" attractions in Bodrum. The castle is also one of the world’s finest museums of underwater archeology housed in a superb 15th century castle built by the Knights of St. John of Rhodes.

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Zwolle, Netherlands

Nice castle, and a great view on top!

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