Bodrum Castle (Castle of St. Peter)

Tourist information and guide to Bodrum Castle in central Bodrum...




Bodrum Castle, also known as the Castle of St.Peter, is a magnificent structure on the waterfront, is over 600 years old and is a superb example of a gothic style stronghold, where you can walk around the twisting passageways and towers designed to make the castle as difficult as possible for invaders to take. Bodrum Castle is an impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of the Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum's dazzling blue bay, in which the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet.


The Bodrum Castle (the Castle of St Peter) is one of the most popular sights and spots of Bodrum. The construction of the castle has been started in the year 1402 by the Knights of Rhodes and continued till 1522. The castle has five main towers with the names “British, French, German, Italian and Spanish Towers”. Bodrum Castle has been used as a prison during the era of the Sultan Abdulhamit II, the Ottoman Empire.

The Bodrum Castle (the Castle of St Peter) is visible from just about everywhere in Bodrum. The castle is undoubtedly worth a visit.



Bodrum Castle also hosts the famous Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology since 1964 that offers a collection of fascinating relics from the lives of ancient shipwrecked mariners, with glassware, copperware and gold items from the ship on display. The museum is one of the most rare underwater archaeology museums in the world that holds treasures that have been excavated from Turkish waters and also has received a special commendation in 1995 as the "European Museum of the Year". The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology is also home to the world's oldest known shipwrecks. A visit to the museum is a hisgly recommended on your Bodrum holidays.


Bodrum Castle Visitor Information
Address: Bodrum Castle, central Bodrum
Opening Hours: every day from 08.00-19.00 (17.00 in winter season)
Entrance Fee: 30 TRY, Unlimited access with Muzekart+ for 1 year.
Tel: +90 252 214 12 61


Bodrum Castle Tour





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