Statue of Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Paşa


Facing the sea, with its back to the fortress, this statue shows the great Ottoman admiral (1713–90), who was sold into slavery but became a grand vizier and was fleet commander during the Battle of Çeşme against the Russians. He is shown accompanied by his pet lion, which he supposedly brought back from Africa.

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1. Çeşme Museum

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Çeşme's majestic Genoese-built fortress dates from 1508 and was later repaired by order of Sultan Beyazıt II, son of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, in order…

2. Çeşme Belediye

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The modern belediye (municipality) building is located on Cumhuriyet Meydanı.

3. Atatürk Statue

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4. Ayios Haralambos Church

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North of Çeşme Fortress, this imposing but decommissioned 19th-century Greek Orthodox church, fully restored in 2012, is used for temporary exhibitions.

5. Archaeological Museum

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Along with prehistoric and Archaic treasures from the excavations of the British School at Emporios, this collection includes impressive Neolithic and…

7. Byzantine Museum

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Housed in a 19th-century Ottoman mosque, the Medjitie Djami, this museum contains relics from the Byzantine, post-Byzantine, Genoese and Islamic periods,…

8. Giustiniani Palace Museum

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Near the main gate of the kastro (castle) this tiny museum (or 'Palataki') still looks like the 15th-century fortress it once was. It houses rotating…