ISTANBUL's CASTLES, TOWERS AND COLUMNS
Yedikule Hisari (Seven Towers dungeons)
This seven towered fortress was built in the time of Sultan Fatih Mehmet to protect the treasury. In Murat III's reign, the treasury protected at Yedikule was relocated to the Topkapi Palace and Yedikule began to be used as a dungeon.
The place of imprisonment of many foreign ambassadors and Ottoman statesman, as well as a place of execution for some, the fortress was last used as a prison in 1831. It than became a dwelling for the lions of Topkapi Palace, and later gunpowder manufacturing place. Today the fortress is a museum, also hosting open air concerts in its inner courtyard during the summer months.
Beyazit Kulesi (Fire Tower)
It was built by architect Senekerim Kalfa of the Balyan family in 1828 under the reign of Mahmud II. The tower is 85 meters in height and has four floors, 180 steps staircase to the top.
It was built over the Golden Horn to detect fires in Istanbul, baskets during the day and large red, green and white lanterns in the evenings were hung on the tower to indicate that there was a fire in the city. It's still used for the same purpose today. Unfortunately it's close to the public at the moment, and stands in the grounds of University of Istanbul.
Dikilitas (The Obelisk)
It was originally erected in the 16th century B.C. by the Pharaon Tutmois III in honor of the God of Sun Amon Ra in the city of Teb, Egypt, in front of the temple of Luxor. Brought to Istanbul by emperor Theodosius I in 390 A.D. for the decoration of the ancient Hippodrome. The approximately 19 meter high obelisk is covered on all four sides with hieroglyphic pictograms and stands on a marble base with many friezes depicting the Emperor and his family in the Hippodrome.
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Ephesus Boutique Hotel is located on the hill overlooking the picturesque village of Kirazli, conveniently close to many major attractions in the Aegean region.

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