Red Tower

sights / Architecture

Red Tower information

Location
Alanya , Turkey
Address
İskele Caddesi
Prices
admission ₺5, combined ticket with Tersane & guard house ₺10
Opening hours
9am-7pm
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This five-storey octagonal defence tower, measuring nearly 30m in diameter, more than 30m in height and with a central cistern within for water storage, looms over the harbour at the lower end of İskele Caddesi. Constructed in 1226 by Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad I (who also built Alanya Castle), it was the first structure erected after the Armenian-controlled town surrendered to the sultan, and is now symbolic of the city. It's worth visiting, not least for the interesting museum within.