Must see attractions in Bodrum Peninsula

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    Painter and sculptor Ender Guzey established this unique space in a remote hillside location east of Bodrum, showcasing contemporary art and (occasional)…

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    One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum (originally 44.8m high) was the greatest achievement of Carian King Mausolus (r 376–353 BC),…

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    Bodrum Castle

    Bodrum's magnificent waterfront castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller, dates back to the 15th century. It houses the excellent Museum of Underwater…

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    Dibeklihan Culture & Art Village

    In the all-but abandoned village of Yakaköy just off the road between Yalıkavak and Ortakent, this complex contains an art gallery, shops, the Dibek…

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    Bodrum Maritime Museum

    This small but well-formed museum spread over two floors examines Bodrum's maritime past through finely crafted scale models of boats and an excellent…

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    Ancient Theatre

    Ancient Halicarnassus' theatre was built in the hillside rock in the 4th century BC to seat 5000 spectators but that capacity was increased to 13,000 for…

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    Myndos Gate

    These are the restored remains of the only surviving gate from what were originally 7km-long walls probably built by King Mausolus in the 4th century BC…

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    For the best vistas of Bodrum, head to the peninsula on the west side of town which is crowned by seven old windmills.

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    Ottoman Cemetery

    This Ottoman cemetery stands just above the marina, and contains the tombs of two famous Turkish seamen (Mustafa Pacha and his son). Part of the enclosure…

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    Merkez Adliye Camii

    The 'Central Courthouse Mosque' is in the old bazaar, located just off the harbourfront. The handsome stone structure boasts a single minaret. Visitors…

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    Tepecik Camii

    This small whitewashed mosque is right on the waterfront on Bodrum's main drag.

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    The city hall is in the centre of town.