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"Kizil Kule ( Red Tower)" Alanya Things to Do Tip by traveloturc

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  kizil kule
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This tower is Located on the seaport. This grand building erected in 1226 for military and dockyard control purposes is one of unique monuments of the Seljuks, and is the symbol of Alanya with its octagonal figure. In 1226, The Sultan of the Seljuk’s, Alaaddin Keykubat, ordered the builder Ebu Ali Reha el Kettani to build the tower.Because of the difficulty of the construction the top was built of red bricks and accordingly was named Red Tower. The tower has octagonal planned towers of each 12.5 mt wide 33 mt height and a diameter of 29. It has 5 floors including the ground floor. The top can be reached by big stone stairs.The sunlight reaches from the top to the first floor. There is a cistern in the middle of the tower. After repairs between 1951 and 1953, the first floor of the building functions as ethnography museum.

Address: On the seaport

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  • Updated May 31, 2008
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