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Hosap Castle (Hosap Kalesi)

Castle
Address: Merkez Gurpinar Merkez, Gurpinar, Van, Turkey

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  • 1973LYS
    1973LYS
    Cologne, Germany
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    Magnificent mutlifunction castle - in the past

    The magnificent Hoşap Kalesi had harem, selamlik, oven, pavillion, mosque, bagnio, cistern, dungeon, bath, bakery, warehouse, etc. Located in elevated rock between Van and Hakkari. Thr history of this...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572232960000+0800)/
  • apricot44
    apricot44
    Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa Province
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    east gate guard

    an amazing castle built to the highest, just like an eagle's nest. The remaining traces of the castle were founded by the Urartians; Byzantium, Vaspurakan, Abbasid, Seljuk, Ilhanli, Karakoyunlu, Akk...

    Reviewed on /Date(1568568607000+0800)/
  • Sibel k
    Sibel k
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    Hoş’ab (Güzelsu) Castle

    The Kurdish Word "HOŞ AV" veya Xueş Ab" means beautiful water in both Kurdish and Turkish. The Castle which takes its name from the river nearby is in the Güzelpınar district 60 kilometers away from...

    Reviewed on /Date(1559332702000+0800)/
  • MathiasS75
    MathiasS75
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    A very nice Kurdish castle

    You can get there from Van. It's a nice castle indeed. Moreover, there are some walls on the nearby hills, which look like the back of a stegosaurus, and it's quite interesting. Not very reknown...

    Reviewed on /Date(1555150257000+0800)/
  • divingfree
    divingfree
    Aradippou, Cyprus
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    Large, towering castle

    We've visited one and passed this site a couple more times. It is a very imposing structure with much still intact to wander around. I would recommend having a tea in one of the shops below. Gurpinar ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1513910455000+0800)/

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