Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)
Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)
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This elegant monument which was built in 1901, decorates Konak Square and has become the symbol of the city of Izmir.
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Mohit
Noida, India338 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
To be honest, for a traveller's point of view, there is nothing much to see here. But just the historical significance of this clock tower dating back to King Wilhelm of Germany and the fact that it is considered as the pride of Izmir makes it one of the must visit landmarks in Izmir. The best thing is that it is very conveniently located in the heart of the city. Everyone coming to Izmir goes to Kemeralti and if you go there you simply can't miss this clock tower.

There is also a large square around it and the square is always bustling with local vendors with most of them trying to sell corn for countless pigeons who call the square their home. You can also have a beautiful view of Aegean sea from here. It's very calming to sit here on a sunny afternoon and just observe the entire city pass in front of you. In the constant chaos of a big city, this square acts as a calm reminder of the past.
Written 10 January 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The Clock tower stands in the middle of the Konak square, which is the sole center of Turkey's second biggest city. The clock is a present from German emperor Wilhelm II to his Ottoman colleague Sultan Abdulhamit from early 20c.
The clock itself is very decorative, made in Ottoman style, but highly disproportional to the square, as it's too small for such a big space.
Anyway, it's Izmir's prime attraction with many others close by, like the Kemeralti market place and Kordonboyu.
Written 19 October 2020
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TravelerA
Istanbul, Türkiye33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The Izmir Clock Tower is one of the city's landmarks! It's located in the heart of Izmir and holds historical significance. Built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sultan Abdulhamid II's ascension to the throne, it was designed by the Austrian architect Raymond Charles Père. Both historically and culturally, the Clock Tower stands as a significant point in Izmir, representing the city's time and spirit with its captivating symmetry and details!
Written 16 November 2023
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Meowy
Montgomery, AL520 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I was told on multiple occasions that the clock tower is the most important site in all of Izmir and the symbol of the city. It is fairly close to the water front and the market area. The square itself is not that crowded, even on a Saturday, so you can easily enjoy the walk to and around the tower. It doesn't not take long to see or get to from the main hotels in town, so it is a nice little excursion.
Written 7 October 2022
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William P
Glendale, AZ1,256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This beautiful clock tower is situated in a grand plaza across the street from the promenade along the seashore. It is also at one end of the main street to the bazaar. The bazaar itself is worth strolling through as all of the merchants have their wares on display both inside and outside of their stalls/shops. Prices seem to be a bargain!
Written 29 June 2022
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ecestafe
Genoa, Italy642 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
The clock tower is a beautiful piece of architecture mixed with history. The tower is in the center of a plaza that encompasses the entrance to the market, a beautiful mesquite and other nice buildings. The only problem is that the place is always crowded with locals and visitors fact that makes difficult taking pictures
Written 11 June 2022
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Alex
Hong Kong, China447 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A stunning clock with its interesting history
1. This tower is although short but gorgeous. No wonder it appears in a 500 lira banknote in Turkey during the 1980s.
2. The clock itself is a gift by the Germans, so not only ottoman architecture you can see, but a German clock itself too.
3. Anyway, remember to bring your camera and take more pictures. There is a mosque nearby and there is a great sea view over there. There is plenty of juice shops over there so in case you are thirsty, buy some juices.
Written 12 February 2020
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Mathis Simon
France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I equips the country today celebrated Turkey's history. İzmir is very cute and its people are very kind. The clock tower is located in the square and I take many photos of me here. I ate döner right next to it and it was delicious
Written 19 January 2021
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Elizabeth Jane P
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
A must see in izmir situated by the pier buzzing with activity and near government offices. A very photographed place. Locanters, shops and near transport. Ice cream sellers in little carts and birds being fed lots of places to see nearby taxis and parking plentiful..enjoy
Written 26 August 2020
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Malih D
San Diego, CA167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Saat Kulesi is a historic clock tower in Konak Square in the center of Izmir, Turkey. The Levantine French architect Raymond Charles Père designed the Izmir Clock Tower. It was built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Abdülhamid II's accession to the throne. The sultan actually celebrated his 25th anniversary by having more than 100 clock towers built in public squares throughout the Ottoman Empire.
Written 23 December 2018
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