Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum City

Learn about fascinating archaeological finds from under the sea at Castle of St. Peter. Built in 1402 by the Knights of St. John, the castle is now used as the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. After a long history of attack without defeat throughout the 16th century, the castle was surrendered to a sultan during an attack in 1522. Today the museum is the largest of its kind, hosting artifacts of glass, bronze, clay, and iron. Check out the inside garden within the castle, move on to the tomb of a Carian princess from 325 BCE, and finally be amazed by the reconstructed shipwrecks from the 11th and 14th centuries. The castle draws visitors with a variety of interests--from ancient architecture, to Turkish history, to archaeology. It is also referred to as "Bodrum Castle" or "Petronium." With our world travel planner, Bodrum City attractions like Castle of St. Peter can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The place is interesting, the exposition presents samples of the ancient world, finds of the underwater world. We had to bypass all the towers, lanes and fortress walls took more than 3 hours. The castle has a number of different museums with free entrance, and the castle offers stunning views of the port and the sea. The castle is very large, so wear comfortable shoes.
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  • Was looking forward to visit the castel and its museum ' but at the time of our stay it was under renovation work and was closed ( end of April /2019 ) .  more »
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