Name of the Structure Clock Tower
Category Castle Turret, A Clock Tower
Period The tower, constructed during the Roman Imperial Period, underwent renovations during the Byzantine and Seljuk periods, retaining traces of these eras. In the reign of Sultan Abdulhamit II, a Clock Tower was added to the structure.
Current Condition The structure, originally conceived as a tower, presently serves as a clock tower.
Construction Date In the 1920s, the structure underwent a transformation and assumed its present form as a Clock Tower.
Built by
Location / Address Tuzcular, İmaret Sk., 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya

The tower is one of the northern bastions along the outer fortification wall surrounding Kaleiçi. One of the main gates of the city was located near this bastion. The pentagonal shaft is approximately nine meters high. Like Alanya Castle, the building’s façades are covered with carved checkered decorations. These decorations date to the Seljuk Period. A superstructure with a quadrangular body was later added to the pentagonal tower.

There are circular clocks on all four façades of the building. On each side of the quadrangular section are three rows of profiled moldings above the clocks and one row below. There are also three arched windows between the top two moldings on each façade. The larger middle windows exceed the molding underneath. There is a door on one of the façades, which possibly leads to an observation terrace. The original roof was a dome topped with a finial, but it was replaced with a flat reinforced concrete roof after a fire. The reinforced concrete roof is delimited by five dentils on all sides. Today, work continues to restore the original roof that covered the tower before the fire.


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Saat Kulesi

Tuzcular, İmaret Sk., 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya

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