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The history of the majestic Marmaris Castle dates back to over 5000 years ago, when it was believed to have been built by the longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire - Süleyman the Magnificent. According to historians and ancient records, the castle was built upon the orders of Süleyman the Magnificent to serve as an assembly point and military base during his expedition to Rhodes. The castle also played a role during the First World War and was inhabited by locals, with a total of 18 residences up until 1979. The castle was later declared a museum in 1983 and presently showcases various items such as coins, glassware and amphorae. The castle was also declared a monumental structure in 1983. ...more

Marmaris, Turkey

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The history of the majestic Marmaris Castle dates back to over 5000 years ago, when it was believed to have been built by the longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire - Süleyman the Magnificent. According to historians and ancient records, the castle was built upon the orders of Süleyman the Magnificent to serve as an assembly point and military base during his expedition to Rhodes. The castle also played a role during the First World War and was inhabited by locals, with a total of 18 residences up until 1979. The castle was later declared a museum in 1983 and presently showcases various items such as coins, glassware and amphorae. The castle was also declared a monumental structure in 1983.

Ticket Price

Admission fees cost around TL5

Opening Hour

Open daily (except on Mondays) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 1 – 2 hours

Suitable For

Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children

Must See

The castle walls and artefacts on display

Prayer Facilities

Several mosques are located in the vicinity of the Marmaris Castle, with the Haci Salih Efecik Mosque, Camiavlu Mosque and Merkez Yesil being amongst the more prominent mosques in the city. Plenty of space is also available around the Marmaris Castle area, giving visitors ample area to make use of during prayer times.

Halal Food

A number of Halal food options and Halal restaurants are available in Maramaris, in the vicinity of the Marmaris Castle. But it is recommended that you check with store owners prior to buying anything. It is also possible to visit some of the more popular Halal restaurants in Marmaris such as Ney, Meryemana, İdil Mantı Evi and the Liman Restaurant.

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