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  • Photo of Kadifekale
  • Photo of Kadifekale
  • Photo of Kadifekale
  • Photo of Kadifekale
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Kadifekale translates from Turkish into velvet castle, and is a name shared by both this castle and the hill it perches on.

There's a good view of the coastline from the castle, which is only 2kms from the beach – proving its defence credentials – it also has an excellent view of the city.

A maze of slums surround the castle walls which you have to pass though to reach the castle gates, and just within them women set up their looms and other traditional paraphernalia and produce handicrafts.

Plan your trip to coincide with the call to prayer, it's supposed to sound particularly lovely from the castle.

Written by  Eric Hallum.

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