The most visited touristic places in Antalya are the historical buildings of Antalya. Among these historical buildings is the Antalya Clock Tower. The place where the clock tower is located is the center of Antalya and there are similar historical places to visit around. The place where the clock tower is located is very close to the historical Kaleici district. There are places where you can shop besides restaurants and cafes in the surrounding area.
About Antalya Clock Tower
If we were to give information about the Antalya Clock Tower, it is not known exactly by whom and when the tower was built. Despite this, some sources say that the tower was built during the reign of Abdülhamit II.
There are many questions such as for what purpose the Antalya Clock Tower was built. Although it is not known for certain, it is thought that the tower was built because the governors were ordered to build a clock tower in honor of the 25th anniversary of Abdülhamit’s accession to the throne.
The tower is located in Kale Kapısı area, which is listed among the first places among Antalya historical sites. The clock tower is built on the outer walls on the way down to Hadrian’s Gate, which has survived from the Byzantine Period. The clock and mechanism gifted by the German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm are used in the construction of the tower.
Over time, the dome of the tower collapses and the tower becomes unusable. Antalya Clock Tower restoration works are started and the tower is repaired again.
During the restoration, a new dome weighing 4.5 tons was added to the tower instead of the dome that was destroyed by the storm.
Besides being a historical building, Antalya Clock Tower attracts a lot of attention because it was built on the outer walls.
You can visit many historical places in the center of Antalya. You can review the topics related to places to visit in Antalya on our website.
Some pictures around the clock tower.