Hasanbeyli Castle

Hasanbeyli Castle

Hasanbeyli Castle, locally known as Hasanbeyli Kalesi, lies on a rocky outcrop in the village of the same name, in the province of Osmaniye 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.

Although called a castle, it was essentially just a passive watch post and so a purely military construction. It guarded the Amanus Gate, a historical pass between Cilicia and Syria through the Nur Mountains, which were historically known as the Amanus Mountains. The building probably consisted of only 2 stories and maybe had an irregular plan, following a broad scarped trench in the rock. It is suspected that Hasanbeyli was a Crusader property. It has intervisibility with Savranda Castle.

The present remains of Hasanbeyli Castle consist of only one straight wall with 2 small windows.

Hasanbeyli Castle is located behind a couple of rural residences. The wall now stands in a sort of pen for small farm animals, so watch where you go. Not a very interesting site.


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Hasanbeyli Castle

Hasanbeyli Castle

Hasanbeyli Castle, locally known as Hasanbeyli Kalesi, lies on a rocky outcrop in the village of the same name, in the province of Osmaniye 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.

Although called a castle, it was essentially just a passive watch post and so a purely military construction. It guarded the Amanus Gate, a historical pass between Cilicia and Syria through the Nur Mountains, which were historically known as the Amanus Mountains. The building probably consisted of only 2 stories and maybe had an irregular plan, following a broad scarped trench in the rock. It is suspected that Hasanbeyli was a Crusader property. It has intervisibility with Savranda Castle.

The present remains of Hasanbeyli Castle consist of only one straight wall with 2 small windows.

Hasanbeyli Castle is located behind a couple of rural residences. The wall now stands in a sort of pen for small farm animals, so watch where you go. Not a very interesting site.


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