Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum City

#1 of 38 in Historic Sites in Mugla Province
Must see · Castle · History Museum
Learn about fascinating archaeological finds from under the sea at Castle of St. Peter. Built in 1402 by the Knights of St. John, the castle is now used as the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. After a long history of attack without defeat throughout the 16th century, the castle was surrendered to a sultan during an attack in 1522. Today the museum is the largest of its kind, hosting artifacts of glass, bronze, clay, and iron. Check out the inside garden within the castle, move on to the tomb of a Carian princess from 325 BCE, and finally be amazed by the reconstructed shipwrecks from the 11th and 14th centuries. The castle draws visitors with a variety of interests--from ancient architecture, to Turkish history, to archaeology. It is also referred to as "Bodrum Castle" or "Petronium." With our world travel planner, Bodrum City attractions like Castle of St. Peter can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • At first glance the entry ticket seems quite expensive, around 7 EURO, but you get something in return. There is really a lot to see, on three different levels, apart from the great view, and some.....  more »
  • First of all this castle is not all about castle. It's also an under water archeological museum. You can examine interesting belongings that are centuries old inside this wonderful castle! I highly...  more »
  • Very underrated. This isn’t just a castle it’s an entire museum with a lot of artifacts from a few shipwrecks in the area. There’s even a few skeletons. There’s also a lot of peacocks. Very cool and way better than expected. Well worth the price of admission you could spend three hours here if you go slow.
  • Very good touristic place from the outside but no attraction when you enter, generally it is one large stone in a very good location.

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