Bodrum Castle, Bodrum - Historical Places
Bodrum Castle is located on a rocky area between two harbors. This area, which was an island before in ancient times, became a peninsula by connecting to the city. It was built between 1406-1523. The castle of the Knights of Jean has a square plan and measures 180 x 185 m. There are different names given country within the inner castle towers. The highest tower is the French Tower which is 47.50 m above sea level. Other towers are the Italian Tower, the German Tower, the Serpentine Tower and the English Tower. The parts outside the eastern wall of the fortress were reinforced as double body walls. The citadel is reached getting through 7 gates. There are crests on the doors. There are crosses, flat or horizontal bands, dragon and lion figures on the badges. The inner castle has 14 cisterns, including the bottom of the Sapele. Castle groves, ditch between the double walls, suspension bridge, control tower, II. Mahmuttuğra the one conspicuous place in the castle. Bodrum Castle, Ottoman castle at the end of the 19th century when the castle was used as a prison has gained the quality of a bath. Today the castle is used as the Museum of Underwater Archeology. The works in the museum collections are exhibited in the Turkish bath, Amphora exhibition, East Roman Ship, Glass Hall, Glass Shipwreck, Coin and Jewelery Hall, Karyalı Princess Hall, English Tower, Torture and Massacre Rooms and German Tower. In addition, the castle is built on an area of 33.5 acres in the open space is exhibited in the work. In 1995, the Museum received the "Special Praise" award at the Museum of the Year Competition in Europe.
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