Dating from the 14th century, Bodrum Castle is in the port city of Bodrum in Turkey.
It's known for its defensive features, including the thick walls as well as the four towers known as the German, French, English and Italian towers after the nations that built them. In the 16th century, it became a mosque and a minaret was added.
Today the huge castle is home to the Museum of Archaeology, featuring several salvaged ships as well as various artifacts.
Also worth seeing at Bodrum are the almost 250 carved and painted coats of arms on the walls and above the main gate.Places nearby:
Castle Bodrum, Turkey: The historic castle turned into Underwater Archaeology Museum 1 km / 0 mi
Temple of Apollo: Ruins Dedicated to the God of the Sun 42 km / 26 mi
The Marmaris Castle: The famous Turkish castle dating back to 1044 BC 77 km / 48 mi
Ephesus: Well-Preserved Ancient City in Selcuk, Turkey 101 km / 62 mi
The Ruins of Ephesus: Ancient City Near Selcuk, Turkey 101 km / 62 mi