Kars Castle

Kars Castle

Kars Castle is an ancient fortification located in Kars, Turkey. It was built in 1153 AD by Vizier Firuz Akay commissioned by Saltuk Sultan Malik Izzeddin Saltuk II. The castle, which was destroyed by Timur in 1386 AD, was rebuilt again in 1579 AD by Lala Mustafa Pasha, who came to Kars ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Murat III.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Kars Province

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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