Kayseri Citadel

Interesting
This huge basalt citadel has stood in the heart of Kayseri since the 13C. Its warlike appearance, blocks of lava, and 19 towers dotted around the rampart walk make this one of the most impressive examples of medieval architecture in Turkey. Cunning defensive systems were developed here, such as the 30m-long barbican placed between an external double gate and a watchtower. Inside the fortress, a beautiful covered market (15C) which is still in use contrasts sharply with the martial austerity of the exterior.

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Kayseri Archaeological Museum
Kayseri Archaeological Museum
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Kayseri Archaeological Museum
Kayseri Archaeological Museum
The archaeological museum houses
1:30
Hunat Hatun Complex
Hunat Hatun Complex
The Hunat Hatun complex is one of the
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Döner Kümbet
Döner Kümbet
Döner Kümbet is one of the most
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