Namazgâh Bastion

Namazgah Fort

Namazgâh Bastion, locally known as Namazgâh Tabyası, lies on the European shore of the Dardanelles Strait, south of the village of Kilitbahir, in the province of Çanakkale in Turkey.

Namazgâh Bastion is a fort which was built during the reign of Sultan Abdulaziz, between 1861 and 1876. It was build directly next to the medieval Kilitbahir Castle, so close that it almost looks like a modern extension of it. The fort was modernized in 1892.

During the Gallipoli Campaign in WW I, it served as the headquarters of the 4th Heavy Artillery Regiment and it was armed with 2 long range and 14 short range coastal cannons.

At present Namazgâh Bastion is freely accessible. The central bonnet houses a small museum which you visit for a fee. A nice fort.


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Namazgâh Bastion

Namazgah Fort

Namazgâh Bastion, locally known as Namazgâh Tabyası, lies on the European shore of the Dardanelles Strait, south of the village of Kilitbahir, in the province of Çanakkale in Turkey.

Namazgâh Bastion is a fort which was built during the reign of Sultan Abdulaziz, between 1861 and 1876. It was build directly next to the medieval Kilitbahir Castle, so close that it almost looks like a modern extension of it. The fort was modernized in 1892.

During the Gallipoli Campaign in WW I, it served as the headquarters of the 4th Heavy Artillery Regiment and it was armed with 2 long range and 14 short range coastal cannons.

At present Namazgâh Bastion is freely accessible. The central bonnet houses a small museum which you visit for a fee. A nice fort.


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