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İzmir Clock Tower Information


History: The İzmir Clock Tower was built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the accession of Sultan Abdülhamit II to the throne. The architect of the tower was Raymond Charles Péré. The tower is a mixture of Ottoman and Neoclassical architectural styles.


Location: The Clock Tower is located in Konak Square, opposite the Konak Pier.


Features: The tower is 25 meters high and has four floors. Its base is 81 square meters. There are clocks on each face of the tower. The clocks were donated by German Emperor Wilhelm II.


Importance: The Clock Tower is one of the most important symbols of İzmir. The tower is an important part of the city’s historical and cultural heritage.


Visiting: You can visit the Clock Tower at any time. Admission to the tower is free.


Some interesting facts about the İzmir Clock Tower:

  • When it was built in 1901, the tower was the tallest building in the city.
  • The tower played an important role in the celebrations of the liberation of İzmir in 1923.
  • The tower was damaged in the Gölcük earthquake in 1999, but it was repaired.
  • The tower was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2014.

The İzmir Clock Tower is one of the most important symbols of İzmir. You can learn about the city’s historical and cultural heritage by visiting the tower.