Bucak Castle

Bucak Castle

Bucak Castle, locally known as Bucak Kalesi, lies on a hill in the hamlet of the same name, in the province of Adana in Turkey.

The castle is situated in a region called Cilicia, which was the area of an Armenian kingdom between the end of the 11th century until the late 14th century. As with most of the fortifications in this area its medieval name nor its history is known.

Deducted from its architectural remains and location Bucak was surely built by Armenians, its exact construction date however is impossible to determine. The castle was built on the gently sloping summit of a hill at the southern edge of the Taurus Mountains. The castle was a small garrison fort guarding the exit of route descending south from Vahga Castle, important seat of the great Rubenid family, in the mountains to the Cilician plains.

The castle has intervisibility with both Anavarza and Amuda Castle.

At present Bucak Castle can freely be visited. To reach it you will have to hike some 10 minutes over rocky terrain. And although the entrance is at the south east corner of the castle you'll have to approach the castle from the north west. Also be mindful of all the wild turtles that inhabit the hill. A beautiful castle.


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Bucak Castle

Bucak Castle

Bucak Castle, locally known as Bucak Kalesi, lies on a hill in the hamlet of the same name, in the province of Adana in Turkey.

The castle is situated in a region called Cilicia, which was the area of an Armenian kingdom between the end of the 11th century until the late 14th century. As with most of the fortifications in this area its medieval name nor its history is known.

Deducted from its architectural remains and location Bucak was surely built by Armenians, its exact construction date however is impossible to determine. The castle was built on the gently sloping summit of a hill at the southern edge of the Taurus Mountains. The castle was a small garrison fort guarding the exit of route descending south from Vahga Castle, important seat of the great Rubenid family, in the mountains to the Cilician plains.

The castle has intervisibility with both Anavarza and Amuda Castle.

At present Bucak Castle can freely be visited. To reach it you will have to hike some 10 minutes over rocky terrain. And although the entrance is at the south east corner of the castle you'll have to approach the castle from the north west. Also be mindful of all the wild turtles that inhabit the hill. A beautiful castle.


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