Kazan Castle

Kazan Castle, locally known as Kazan Kale, lies on a hill on the southern bank of the Kura River between the city of Ardahan and the village of Çamliçatak, in the province of Ardahan in Turkey.

When Kazan Castle was exactly built is unknown. It was built over a pre-existing settlement. Coins found at the site and originating from Turkmenistan, fuel the hypothesis that the castle was built by Turkmen in the 8th of 9th century.

All that remains of Kazan Castle at present is a square tower, with a height of about 15 meters. You can enter the tower.

The site of Kazan Castle is freely accessible. However there are no roads nearby. You will have to walk for at least half an hour through fields and light woods to reach it from the nearest road. So I advise you to use a GPS-device.

A nice tower, literally off the beaten track.


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Kazan Castle

Kazan Castle, locally known as Kazan Kale, lies on a hill on the southern bank of the Kura River between the city of Ardahan and the village of Çamliçatak, in the province of Ardahan in Turkey.

When Kazan Castle was exactly built is unknown. It was built over a pre-existing settlement. Coins found at the site and originating from Turkmenistan, fuel the hypothesis that the castle was built by Turkmen in the 8th of 9th century.

All that remains of Kazan Castle at present is a square tower, with a height of about 15 meters. You can enter the tower.

The site of Kazan Castle is freely accessible. However there are no roads nearby. You will have to walk for at least half an hour through fields and light woods to reach it from the nearest road. So I advise you to use a GPS-device.

A nice tower, literally off the beaten track.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/kazan-castle#sigFreeIde5c2b34c42