Bahçe Castle

Bahçe Castle

Bahçe Castle, locally known as Bahçe Kalesi, lies on a hill in the small town of the same name, in the province of Osmaniye in Turkey.

I am not sure if this is a real castle or not. It only gets mentioned on websites of the local government and nowhere else. However, the neighborhood is called the Kale Mahallesi (Castle Neighborhood) and the remains do look like they are of a historical construction. Also its location; on top of a hill with good views over the area, it is in a position to control both the old and the new road from Osmaniye to Gaziantep.

The castle only consists of a square formed by 4 walls of 15 x 15 meters, with an average height of 1 meter and a wall thickness of about 90 cm. The walls show no architectural details whatsoever.

According to the local government, Bahçe Castle was a garrison fort used in Byzantine and later medieval times.

Bahçe Castle is freely accessible. It may be a bit hard to find as the low and overgrown remains are hidden behind modern residences surrounding the hill. Not an interesting site.


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Bahçe Castle

Bahçe Castle

Bahçe Castle, locally known as Bahçe Kalesi, lies on a hill in the small town of the same name, in the province of Osmaniye in Turkey.

I am not sure if this is a real castle or not. It only gets mentioned on websites of the local government and nowhere else. However, the neighborhood is called the Kale Mahallesi (Castle Neighborhood) and the remains do look like they are of a historical construction. Also its location; on top of a hill with good views over the area, it is in a position to control both the old and the new road from Osmaniye to Gaziantep.

The castle only consists of a square formed by 4 walls of 15 x 15 meters, with an average height of 1 meter and a wall thickness of about 90 cm. The walls show no architectural details whatsoever.

According to the local government, Bahçe Castle was a garrison fort used in Byzantine and later medieval times.

Bahçe Castle is freely accessible. It may be a bit hard to find as the low and overgrown remains are hidden behind modern residences surrounding the hill. Not an interesting site.


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