Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bodrum Days- Bodrum Castle

The Castle of St. Peter is probably Bodrums most famous landmark. It was built in the 15th century by the Knights of St. John as a bastion against the rising power of the Ottomans. It is in excellent condition and now houses the Underwater Archeology Museum.

one of the many coats of arms to be seen
Many of the stones used in it's construction were taken from the nearby tomb of King Mausolus  353B.C. one of the  Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This tomb was destroyed by earthquake in medieval times. Many coats of arms decorate the walls. The towers are named after the countries that paid for their construction e.g. English Tower, the German Tower French German and Italian towers.
Doorway to the Mosque

Overlooking Bodrum Harbour to the West

Busy marina with ancient amphitheatre visible on the hill

Statuary in the Garden

Entrance gate

Showing how goods were transported, including copper ingots

Will they be blown out of the water?

Another of the statues dotting the grounds

View to the East

Tombstone of a female
taking a break
Once again a doorway catches my attention

The English Tower
Kemal becomes a Knight!
ancient mosaic.

1 comment:


    Hi - I've added a link to your Bodrum Castle Page from my Bodrum site, it's part of a guest blog post about the Castle and Mausoleum.

    thanks, Jay


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