Çimenlik Kalesi


This compact castle was built by order of Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452, and is now a small military museum containing exhibits on the Gallipoli battles and some war relics. Admission is included in tickets to the Dardanelles Straits Naval Command Museum.

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1. Nusrat Mine-Layer

0.12 MILES

Board the replica of the Nusrat mine-layer, which played a significant role in the Çanakkale Naval Victory. Admission is included in the ticket for the…

3. Kent Müzesi

0.17 MILES

The lives of Çanakkale's residents since Ottoman times are the focus of this small museum, which has drawn on oral histories for the content of many of…

4. Yalı Camii

0.18 MILES

Located in Çanakkale's old town, and built by Tavil Ahmet Ağa in 1884. Open to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Adjacent is an atmospheric Muslim cemetery.

5. Korfmann Library

0.24 MILES

Housed in a 19th-century former school in the old town, this library opposite the Tıflı Camii was the bequest of the late Manfred Osman Korfmann (1945…

6. Tıflı Camii

0.24 MILES

Built by Sultan Abdül Hamit II in 1892 and open to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Look for the wooden ceiling crafted to look like the rays of the sun.

7. Clock Tower

0.27 MILES

The five-storey Ottoman saat kulesi (clock tower) near the harbour was built in 1897. It was paid for by an Italian consul and Çanakkale merchant who left…

8. Çanakkale'nin Evlatları

0.38 MILES

Located right on Çanakkale's waterfront, this compact installation combines black and white battle footage and contemporary interviews to tell the story…