Antalya Clock Tower

Antalya, Tuzcular, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Türkiye

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The last survivor from the 80 towers that made up the ancient walls is the portal to the ancient structures of Antalya’s Old Town.

The Clock Tower that makes up the ancient walls of the Old Town is the iconic face of Antalya. It is the last survivor of the 80 towers that once surrounded the ancient city. The rising stone structure looms over the surrounding cityscape as a reminder of its rich history. View the tower’s intriguing features of a flag, clock and several ancient inscriptions.

When you arrive at the Clock Tower, note the dramatic contrast between the historic building and the modern hotel complexes and restaurants. The tower marks the entrance to the Old Town, as part of the wall that once protected it. Embrace the traditional ambiance away from the buzzing lights of the modern structures. The trees and bushes that enclose the tower add to the serene mood.

Gaze up at the large structure to see its clock and flag. Since the features of this centrally located site are so well known to locals and travelers, it has become a popular gathering point. Imagine residents meeting at the tower during the Ottoman rule of the 1800s. Admire the popular structure in the evening when its lights emphasize its beauty. Capture photos of the elegant tower against the night sky.

Eat at one of the many restaurants and cafés in the area where you can take a break from sightseeing. Stay at one of the hotels nearby to make the most of the excellent location in the center of the city and near the coast. Attractions in the area include Cumhuriyet Meydan (Republic Square), a tranquil refuge where you can enjoy a picnic with the view of the tower nearby. See Hadrian’s Gate and the Antalya Museum to get a greater sense of the city’s history.

The Clock Tower stands tall at the entrance to the Old Town area in the center of Antalya. Just a few minutes’ walk northeast from the coast are parks, restaurants and cafés surrounding the historic site. Take a bus or taxi to the tower, which is near the Yivli Minaret.

december, 2018

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