Kadifekale, Izmir

Kadifekale, Izmir (must see)

Kadifekale (literally "the velvet castle" in Turkish) is the name of the hill located within the urban zone of Izmir, Turkey, as well as being the name of the ancient castle on top of the same hill. Both the hill and the castle were named Pagos (Pagus under the Roman Empire) in pre-Turkish times. The summit where the castle is found is located at a distance of about 2 km from the shoreline and commands a general view of a large part of the city of Izmir, as well as of the Gulf of Izmir. Administratively, the hill area covers six quarters constituted by slums in their large part, one named Kadifekale like the hill, and others Alireis, Altay, İmariye, Kosova and Yenimahalle. In 2007, the metropolitan municipality of Izmir started renovation and restoration works in Kadifekale.
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Kadifekale on Map

Sight Name: Kadifekale
Sight Location: Izmir, Turkey (See walking tours in Izmir)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Izmir, Turkey

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Izmir Introduction Walking Tour

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Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles
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Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles