Mamure Castle is part of the Tentative list of Turkey in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Mamure Castle is a medieval castle built on Roman foundations. The Byzantines, Seljuks, Karamanids and Ottomans further enlarged and modernized it. It is surrounded by a moat on the landside – its other side lies along the Mediterranean seacoast.
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Mamure, meaning Prosperous, is a nice castle. It's huge, lots of space, walls are well intact, and entrance is free because I'm Zoë and can charm the guard into letting me in while it's officially under restoration. Well, there was nobody around doing work, and the drive along the coast is long and treacherous (Turkey is slowly digging tunnels to make overtaking trucks actually possible) so I figured I should try and get something out of the visit. The guard gave me 5 minutes to look around which meant not being able to really explore this vast fortress, but gave me an impression how grande it is. Like many antique fortresses it's now empty of all but the layout.
While I understand the history of having changed rulers many times over the centuries might seem important, that's with many castles throughout the European and minor Asian area, even beyond. I can't see it as being unique but makes for a good visit nonetheless.
2012 Added to Tentative List
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