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View the Ottoman-style tower that has come to represent the city at Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower). Built in 1901 to mark the 25th anniversary of Abdülhamid II's reign, the 25 m (85 ft) high tower was then gifted to the city by the German Emperor, Wilhelm II. Notice the Moorish themes of the iron-and-lead structure, and the four fountains that are aligned around the base. The town's prominent landmark rises from one of the main pedestrian spaces, Konak Square, so check out the surrounding shops or stop to feed the pigeons here. Use our Izmir online holiday planner to visit Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower) on your trip to Izmir, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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İzmir is my favorite city Ilike to stay in izmir and kusadası and I visit Ephesus and Pmukkale from İzmir
İzmir is my favorite city Ilike to stay in izmir and kusadası and I visit Ephesus and Pmukkale from İzmir more »
I was told on multiple occasions that the clock tower is the most important site in all of Izmir and the symbol of the city. It is fairly close to the water front and the market area. The square...
I was told on multiple occasions that the clock tower is the most important site in all of Izmir and the symbol of the city. It is fairly close to the water front and the market area. The square... more »
If you go to Izmir don’t forget this item.It is un forgettable monument in Izmir with so many pigeons.If you have child they also enjoy feeding them with wheats which is sell here .It is near great...
If you go to Izmir don’t forget this item.It is un forgettable monument in Izmir with so many pigeons.If you have child they also enjoy feeding them with wheats which is sell here .It is near great... more »
I've been here many times and always enjoy the feeling it brings. Seeing all the people, locals, tourists and children spending time with their families, taking photos and feeding the hundreds of pigeons is magical. It's certainly a place to visit if you're a tourist! 👌😊
Nice spot to visit, can be very busy at times Info about the clock tower: The clock tower was designed by M. Raymond Pere and built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th year of the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid ll. The base of the Clock Tower is made from white marble, and most of the rest of the clock tower is constructed from stone blocks mined from near the town of Denizli. The Towers green and Pink Marble columns were brought from Marseilles. The four clocks located on each face near the top of the tower were a gift of the German Emperor, Wilhem ll and are dated 1901. The Clock tower itself was damaged in 1974 by an earthquake and the upper section was restored 2 years later in 1976. since that date the bell inside the tower has not rung. Interestingly the clock tower has no inscriptions.
At the center of the square is the İzmir Clock Tower, an old landmark built in 1901. The square is also near Kemeraltı, İzmir's major market (bazaar) district. At the southern end of the square is the Cultural Centre of Ege University, which includes an opera house, a music academy, and a museum of modern art
One of the most important touristic sites of izmir. There's no need to buy a ticket as this monument is part of an urban space. The plaza is so lively even at midnight. Also, there are various restaurants, cafes and pubs. Also, the ancient bazar is close by.
this building is definitely the most prominent landmark of izmir. You can capture a very beautiful view, especially with the illuminations made at night. but beware of the crowd, especially on weekends. After your trip, I definitely recommend you to visit Kemeraltı Bazaar. but definitely be careful about the path you take because inside is like a maze
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