Kızkalesi Castle

Kızkalesi Castle

Kızkalesi or Maiden's Castle, is a castle located on a small island in Mersin Province of Turkey. It was originally built by Alexios I Komnenos of Byzantine Empire after the First Crusade in the 11th century AD. The castle was later extensively rebuilt by the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Mersin Province

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 11th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Armenian

Site Features: Byzantine & Armenian Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Ancient City of Korykos

Date of Submission: 2014

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