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Bodrum's Historical Sights

8 Mar 2013  Sharing Bodrum's Sights
4.5 of 5 stars based on 2 votes

A list of well known and off-the-beaten track sights. Whether you have 30 minutes or all day - there's a sightseeing opportunity waiting for you in Bodrum

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Bodrum City, Bodrum
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  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Castle of St. Peter
    Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum City, Bodrum

    The Castle has been developed into one of the world’s premiere museums of underwater archaeology. In addition, the Castle ramparts are a perfect vantage point for viewing the hills and bays of Bodrum, and there’s also an Open Air Theatre within its walls, used for international concerts and ballet festivals.
    Intriguingly, it also holds the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, which has a fascinating display of artifacts retrieved from ancient shipwrecks at the bottom of the ocean.

  • 2. Bodrum Castle Layout and Map

    It's full name is The Castle of St. Peter the Liberator of the Order of the Knights of the Hospital of St. John of Rhodes, but for not surprisingly, it?s referred to quite simply as ?Bodrum Castle?, as dominates the bay?s landscape.

  • 3. Bodrum Amphitheater
    Bodrum Amphitheater, Bodrum City, Bodrum

    This structure was started during the Mausolus era, and completed during the Roman era. The lower tiers of the Amphitheatre have been restored, and the higher levels are still a work in progress. This Amphitheatre is well positioned for a panoramic view of Bodrum Bay, Harbour and Castle.

  • 4. Myndus gate
    Myndus gate, Bodrum City, Bodrum

    This gate was one of two entrances into the ancient, walled city of Halicarnassus.

  • 5. Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
    Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Bodrum City, Bodrum

    Built in the mid-4th Century BC, the vast tomb of King Mausolus was so opulent, that it became the moniker for a final resting place. Legend has it that his tomb stood 45 metres high and was heavily adorned with reliefs and sculptures.
    Little remains of the tomb, but it’s only a short walk from Bodrum Bay, so worth a quick visit. The Mausoleum is located in a residential neighbourhood, and consists of scattered stones and columns. Some of which were recycled to build the Castle of St Peter, in the harbour.

  • 6. Zeki Muren Arts Museum
    Zeki Muren Arts Museum, Bodrum City, Bodrum

    Zeki Müren was a prominent Turkish singer, composer and actor, famous for his compelling voice and precise articulation of both established Turkish classical music and contemporary songs. If you’ve had your fill of dusty relics and buildings from ancient times, why not get off the beaten track and get a slice of glamour at the Zeki Müren Museum.

  • 7. Learn more about Zeki Muren

    Zeki Müren was a prominent Turkish singer, composer and actor. He was famous for his compelling voice, and precise articulation in his singing of both established Turkish classical music and contemporary songs. You’ll find a lot of live footage of his performances on You Tube.

  • 8. Bodrum Maritime Museum
    Bodrum Maritime Museum, Bodrum, Mugla Province

    This museum is a homage to Bodrum's ship building heritage and includes model ships made by yacht master Ali Kemal Denizaslani. The museum will also display works owned by the Fisherman of Halicarnassus; dresses worn by sponge fishermen in Bodrum; old anchors; fishing tools and a massive Sea Shell Collection donated by businessman Hasan Gulesci.