Red Tower, Alanya

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A 13th-century architectural masterpiece and landmark, Red Tower is considered the symbol of the city of Alanya--as evidenced by its incorporation into the city's flag. Built in 1221 under the sultan's orders to protect the shipyard, the octagonal, Seljuk-style structure stands 33 m (108 ft) high and 12.5 m (41 ft) wide. The tower gets its name from the red brick used in construction, whose color remains bright and noticeable today along the coastline. Enter to see the museum housed within, which opened in 1979 and includes exhibits on the history of the tower, town, and heraldry. Plan to see Red Tower and other attractions that appeal to you using our Alanya trip app .
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  • In general, the Red Tower, it was my first archaeological site in Alanya. Find it easy, it is on the waterfront. To enter it it is necessary on the left side and having passed along it on a circle you shall leave on entrance to a tower and a stall from sellers of tickets. There are three types of tickets only to the tower, the tower and the shipyard and the tower-shipyard-cave. I bought the most expensive one with the dura. In this stall hangs a map of a rather indistinct view where as it is indicated where there is a shipyard and a cave. Buying a ticket and watching the tower. The tower is really cool, and the kind of chic opens and inside interesting, generally recommend to visit. I wanted to visit Che I have bought there, in principle the seller of tickets is not that poorly speaks Russian he even in English at the level of kindergarten. And I had to talk to him for a long time to understand what a shipyard is. After the cave I went value...
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  • We stopped off here on our walk down from Alanya castle. It is an octagon shaped tower from which the harbour was managed. Be warned...there are endless stairs with higher than normal steps with irreg...  more »
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