Izmir Clock Tower
The ancient clock tower, named Saat Kulesi, is located in the heart of Izmir in Konak Square. The tower clock was built to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Abdülhamid II’s crowning. Over 100 clock towers were constructed in public squares in every part of the Ottoman Empire for the 25th anniversary. In Ottoman-style decoration, it’s the typical symbol of Izmir that once appeared on the back of Turkish 500 lira banknotes.
Agora Open Air Museum
In ancient times, Izmir was Smyrna, an antique Roman city on the Aegean coast of Anatolia (now Turkey). In ancient Greek city-states, the old Agora was referred to as a “public forum or market.” The Agora of Smyrna is one of the well-maintained old agoras in the present day because of its stunning on-site open-air museum constructed by Alexander the Great. The reconstructed structures and their columns and archways deliver a momentarily catch sight of the Roman bazaar. You can also see the ruins of a Muslim cemetery.
General Lysimachos, Alexander the Great heir, founded Kadifekale serving as a fort and a castle overlooking the city and the Gulf of Izmir. The Velvet Castle houses Roman cisterns, a watchtower, and the castle gate.
Izmir Ethnography Museum
Izmir is the home to two separate museums of Ethnography and Archaeology situated, side by side, a short walk from Konak in Bahribaba Park. The Archaeology Museum houses Greek and Roman relics. You’ll find a collection of Ataturk belonging, local art, customs, crafts, and carpet making in the Ethnography Museum next door.
Levantine Mansions in Izmir
During the Ottoman time, Izmir was the home to Christians, Greeks, Armenians, Jews, and Muslims who live cooperatively. The Levantines were residents of the west who facilitated business exchanges with the foreign world. Levantine Mansions are the essential section of Izmir’s cultural identity. Some reconstructed houses still maintain their primary appearance.
Smyrna: Church of Revelation
The seven churches of revelation, once mentioned in the Bible, still have existence. Smyrna is the second revelation temple in Izmir, praised for its people’s unwavering faith over persecution.
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