Beyazıt Kulesi - Beyazit Tower

Beyazıt Kulesi - Beyazit Tower

Burcin Cem Arabacioglu
Description
Beyazıt Tower is an 85 metre tall fire-watch tower located in the courtyard of Istanbul University's main campus on Beyazıt Square (known as the Forum Tauri in the Roman period) in Istanbul, Turkey, on top of one of the "seven hills" which Constantine the Great had built the city, following the model of Rome. Beyazıt Tower was ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II (1808-1839), and designed by Senekerim Balyan who built it of stone in 1828 on the place of the original wooden Beyazıt Tower which was destroyed in a fire and was constructed earlier by the architect's brother, Krikor Balyan. #Beyazıt #Historical_Peninsula #İstanbul #Kule #Kulesi #Tarihi_Yarımada #Tower #Turkey #Türkiye
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