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"Hosap Castle, Van" Top 5 Page for this destination Turkey Things to Do Tip by MalenaN

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About 48 km south of Van you will find Hoshap Castle. It was built by a Kurdish chieftain, Mahmudi Süleyman, in 1643. As you arrive on the road from Van you will get an impressive view of the castle above the village Güzelsu. The entrance gate is very nicely decorated with stonecarvings. Most of the castle has not been excavated and some floors are burried. From the castle there is a good view over the defensive wall and the surounding mountains.

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  • Updated Sep 12, 2003
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