Marmaris Castle Museum

Marmaris Castle is one of the ancient settlements you can see in the center of Marmaris. Dating back to the 3rd millennium B.C., the castle was renovated in 1522 before the Rhodes Campaign of Suleiman the Magnificent. In the castle, which is used as a museum today, there are artifacts from the Carian, Hellenistic, Roman and Ottoman periods. Hafsa Sultan Caravanserai, which was built by Kanuni Sultan for his mother, and old Marmaris houses, which are used as boutique hotels and taverns today, are located on the street that enters the castle.

Marmaris Castle was opened to visitors on 18.05.1991 with its interior and garden organized as the Archeology Museum. It has a total of seven indoor spaces. Stairs on the right and left in the courtyard provide access to the walls. Indoor spaces covered with cradle vaults are used as exhibition halls. Marmaris Museum, which was open to visitors with its first arrangement until 2002, was reorganized and opened to visitors on 23 May 2006 with a new exhibition halls. There are 3 exhibition halls in the museum, which are organized as “the Sculpture Hall”, “Ceramic and Glass Works Hall”, and “Ethnography Hall”. The courtyard of the museum is used as an open display area.

A collection of artifacts from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods to the Republican Period are exhibited in the exhibition halls and courtyard. Other spaces other than the halls are used as offices and warehouses.

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