Güvercinada Castle

Güvercinada Castle

Güvercinada Castle is a historical castle located on a small island, in the harbour of Kuşadasι town, in Aydın Province, Turkey. The castle walls were built by İlyas Agha while the citadel's construction was commissioned by the Ottoman admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478– 1546 AD).

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Aydın Province

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 16th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea

Date of Submission: 2020

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