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The Bodrum Castle is a 15th-century military fort in the historical city of Bodrum. It is popularly known as the Castle of St. Peter and is home to the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. The castle is known for panoramic views of Bodrum from its ramparts. The historical monument has five towers, a mosque, and a tall minaret with elements inspired by Gothic architecture.
It is located in Kale Caddesi on the Bodrum Peninsula. The fortress was initially created by the catholic military in Jerusalem called the Knights of Rhodes, and it was under construction for over 120 years. The Ottoman Empire then overtook the castle, which resulted in the addition of a minaret and a mosque to the fortification. The building blocks were sourced from the demolished ruins of the ancient site of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The Bodrum Bazaar, located right behind the castle, can also be visited for its unique collection of souvenirs, artifacts, handicrafts, and woodwork.
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