Konak Pier, Izmir

Konak Pier, Izmir

The Konak Pier is a historic and iconic pier that holds great architectural and cultural significance. Designed in 1890 by the renowned French architect and construction engineer, Gustave Eiffel, the pier was originally intended to serve as a customs building. Its strategic location near the historical Konak Square adds to its value, making it a prominent landmark in the city even to this day.

Constructed using stone masonry and covered with rough plaster, the building showcases a blend of sturdy materials and elegant design. Despite its initial purpose as a customs building, the function of the Konak Pier underwent several changes over the years.

In 1960, it was repurposed as a fish market, serving the local community with fresh seafood. However, during the comprehensive restructuring efforts undertaken in 2003-2004, the Konak Pier underwent a transformation and emerged as an upmarket shopping center.

The most ornate façade of the Konak Pier faces the first kordon, showcasing intricate and artistic detailing. The building features multiple entry points, including one from the additional part on the South façade and another on the East façade, facing the pedestrian bridge.

The Konak Pier is not only a testament to Gustave Eiffel's architectural brilliance but also a cherished part of Izmir's heritage.

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Konak Pier on Map

Sight Name: Konak Pier
Sight Location: Izmir, Turkey (See walking tours in Izmir)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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