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Kayseri Castle and Walls

Kayseri Castle and Walls, which were built in the Roman Period in the 3rd century and narrowed in the Byzantine Period in the 6th century; It was rebuilt in its current form during the reign of Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat I.

It was repaired twice during the reign of Karamanoğulları and Osmanoğulları. The castle, which protects the city center of Kayseri, located on the transportation passages in Central Anatolia, is a medieval castle with its old existence and additions made over time. The Historical Kayseri City and Castle is built on a flat area and consists of two parts: the Outer Castle and the Inner Castle. The Inner Castle was made higher than the Outer Castle and became a separate castle with the city walls added around it.

Outer Castle; The protection of the city, which consists of outer walls and bastions, includes the administrative center and the residential area in general. l. The Arrow Bastion and Intense Bastion of the Northern outer castle, built by Alaaddin Keykubat and surrounding the Seljuk State House, have survived to the present day.

Inner Castle; The surrounding Walls, Bastions and Gate Towers, which had undergone extensive changes during the Turkish Period, were raised and changes were made in the way they were used. Since there was no need to defend the city during the Ottoman Period, neighborhoods were established in the inner castle and the current Fatih Mosque was built during this period. 

Source: Kayseri Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism

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