Yoros Castle

Yoros Castle

Yoros Castle is a Byzantine ruined castle located in Istanbul, Turkey. It is also commonly referred to as the Genoese Castle, due to Genoa's possession of it in the mid-15th century. The castle was fought over for many years by Byzantines, Genoese, and Ottomans.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Istanbul Province

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenicians

Later Cultures: Byzantine + Republic of Genoa + Islamic

Site Features: Byzantine & 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: 2013

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