Hurman Castle; A giant Roman Castle

Hurman Castle

We always state that castles are important military buildings in ancient era and middle age. So they were multi functional buildings. They were built for defense, attack and in order to be an important military base.

Hurman Castle is one of the greatest castles of Southern region. It is thought that it was built in Roman period around 4th century. Then Abbasid State came here. Turks had dominated the region Seljuks used this castle.

Castles were the buildings that had deep impacts on the importance of the region.

Anatolian Minor Fortress; A small but very important fortress of Ottomans

As it is always mentioned, Istanbul has many historical buildings. Anatolian minor fortress is a small fortress but it had an extraordinary place in history. This fortress was built in 1395 by Yıldırm Beyazıd. It had various names in the history. Today we name this fortress as Anatolian Minor Fortress. Its mission was to stop the support to Byzantine from Black sea during second siege of Ottomans.

This fortress had a very important role on Ottoman history. Beside the second siege of Constantinople, it was the fortress where the son of Yıldırım Beyazıd hid here after the defeat of Ankara war (war with Timur) according to historical sources. Because Timur captured Yıldırım Beyazıt and the land of Ottoman State was dissolved.

Rumeli Fortress; A witness of a new era

Rumeli Fortress

Istanbul is a very important city due to its historical background. When we category the cities up to historical background in the world, Istanbul will be at the top of the list. As a capital of three empires, this city has a deep spirit. Rumeli Fortress is one of the buildings that witnessed the historical events in the city.

It was built by Conquerer Mehmed II on the European side of the city. It was the one of the important tactics to conquer Constantinople. Its task was to control the marine way not to support Constantinople in 1452. It had a special architectural features. It is so big that the peak point can see miles away. It was an important military base on Bosphorus.

World military buildings are very glorious in everywhere. Istanbul has many glorious buildings witnessed the history.

Dermetinan Castle: A Byzantine Castle

Dermetinan Castle

Dermetinan Castle is one of the military monuments in Turkey. It is located in Mardin province of Turkey.

There is a few info on the castle. As it is known as a Byzantine castle, we can come across a powerful defensive components. It is so powerful that it could handle siege of Timur. We can see tombs of Byzantines here.

It provides valuable information on the historical background of the region. It is realized that it had an important role on military history of the region.

Tıkızlı Castle; An Urartu heritage

Tıkızlı Castle ruins

Urartu State has a deep heritage in Eastern region of Turkey. Tıkızlı castle is one of the important castles in the region.

Unfortunately only a wall and the borders remained today. The castle was built by placing the stones without concrete.

Due to the lack of archeological work, the historical background of the region hasn’t been unearthed yet.

Fog Castle: An amazing castle on fertile plain

Adana province and region are built on most fertile plain of Turkey. Also this fertile plain has been hosting for centuries. The castles of the region are witness’ of this wealthy historical background.

Fog castle in Kozan county of Adana was one of the biggest castles. It is thought that it was built by Assyrians. Some sources state that Hittites built this castle. It seems that it had an important role on ruling the region.

This is the worth visiting place in order to feel the history.

Parih Castle

Parih castle is one of the important castles of Northern Eastern region. As the territory is rocky, the castles were built on rocks.

It is thought that Parih castle was constructed in middle age. Due to the absence of an inscription, the construction year isn’t absolute. Today we can see the ruins of the castle above.

Even though it seems as a ruin, it has an important role on historical background of the region.

Rize Castle: A castle that is symbol of the city

Black Sea region ( on both sides ) had a great importance to defend the landscape of civilizations. That’s why the castles and monumental buildings of the region are very valuable for history. Rize castle is one of them. ;

This castle was constructed in 6th century BC. It was built as two parts ; inner castle and outer castle. Outer castle was built in 13th century. It had an important mission in the region. Firstly it was a military base, secondly a settlement area. It was built for a defensive purpose mostly.

The most outstanding feature is that the castle is one of the defensive line of Black Sea region.

Amasra Castle; A living Byzantine castle

Amasra castle bridge

Some of the historical monuments are so lucky that maybe themselves can’t believe in it. Amasra Castle which was constructed on Western Black Sea is one of them. This castle was built as two parts so a bridge was added to these ends. Even today, it is one of the most important attracting sight seeing places of the region.

It was originally built in Byzantine period. It was the gate of Black Sea region in East Roman Empire period. Also this region was very important. Then Genoese domination took over the region and they reconstructed the castle many times. Many items from both civilization were left.

Amasra museum and castle are important sight seeing places of the city. It is a cute Black Sea region settlement. On the other hand, it has a great historical background. Boat tours are also very enjoyable at the city.

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Günpınar Waterfall; A hidden beauty of this landscape

Günpınar Waterfall

Please firstly look at the photograph, then imagine that you are having a rest there. This waterfall is in Eastern region of Turkey. It is in Darende county of Malatya province that is famous for its apricot.

It is a hidden natural beauty on rocky territory. The water is dancing on the territory and creating a magical scenery.

It is one of the worth visiting sight seeing places of Turkey.

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