The Alanya Castle is the most prominent landmark in the city and is perhaps the main tourist attraction of the city. The medieval castle dates back to the 13th century when it was built under the Seljuq Sultanate of Rûm after the conquest of the city in 1220. It is located at an elevation of about 250 metres on a rocky peninsula and is enclosed by walls that stretch on for over six kilometres. The castle overlooks the Pamphylian plain and Cilician mountains and offers dramatic views of the surrounding terrain and the entire city in the distance. A series of nearly 150 towers and 400 cisterns can be witnessed around the castle and were built to serve the castle during the early times. At present, the Alanya Castle is an open air museum and most parts of the castle are open to the public for viewing. It is the highlight of the city and is the must-see attraction when sight-seeing in Alanya.
Tickets cost around 10TL for adults
From April to October, the castle is accessible from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and during the months of November to March, it is accessible from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The architecture of the castle, its impressive walls, towers and series of cisterns
Though separate prayer room facilities at the Alanya Castle might not be available for guests, there is enough private area in the castle that can be made use of during prayer times. There are also a few mosques near Alanya Castle such as the KuyularCamii, AlaadinCamii and the YeniCamii which are three of the main mosques in Alanya and can be visited by Muslim travellers during prayer times.
Access to Halal food near the Alanya Castle will be readily available. A number of eateries and Halal restaurants near Alanya Castle are available, serving a range of local Halal food and snacks. It is also possible for Muslim travellers to visit the restaurants at the Bera Hotel in Alanya, which is a well-known spot in the city.