Gallipoli Travel Guide
After the conquest, Gallipoli was the first Pasha Banner of Rumelia was both banner and banner center.Afterwards Gallipoli gained reputation as a center of maritime administrations.Kaptan-ı derya which is at top of the Ottoman Navy Admiral became central here.7 of the 26 artifacts which was maden at II. Murat period, just we could reach today at Gallipoli. Most of the structures which were built at Fatih period destroyed.
Gallipoli Peninsula was bombed and has been damaged in 1915 in Canakkale Wars.After that the city was occupied by the Greeks on 4th August 1920 but they were abandoned on 3rd October 1922. Gallipoli, became center province at the beginnigs of the Republican era, (1923),this situation it continued to until1926 and at this date transformed into the center of town.
Name of Gallipoli:
Gallipoli means beautiful city at near history. The present name is derived from this word.
According to the Ottoman sources, There is lots of wind in Gallipoli like " Yelibol" and later the city has evolved into Gallipoli from Yelibol. According to Yazıcızade Mehmet Efendi who is author of Muhammediye from Gallipoli which put forward to name from Gulubol. Historical truth is the city that carries the name of the Gallipoli.
Gallipoli Physical Location:
Gallipoli is a narrow peninsula of northwest Turkey extending between the Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros. There is lots of hillocks which depend 200-400 metres between Gallipoli and Kesan is 725 meters. The hillocks takes Korudag name and it is the highest hillocks of this town.
Gallipoli Geographical Location:
It connects to the Thrace with Bolayir Isthmus (5 km) at north narrow. The town of Gallipoli is located the northeast coast of the peninsula of the same name.
Gallipoli is between Trakya and the Aegean climate regions. Korudag which is in the north, alleviates the hard effects of Trakya climate.It is located in coast of Canakkale Strait so there are constantly under the influence of air currents in four months of the year. For this reason, the spring season is short.The spring is less than the autumn while rainfall effective in the autumn. Poyraz which winds from the north is the most prominent feature in winter. It has Mediterranean climate in this area in the summer and the autumn. The autumn are usually warm.
Gallipoli population is 45 thousand 853 people along with villages and towns; however 28 thousand 989 people resident in the center of Gallipoli town.
Places to visit are listed below in Gallipoli.
Namazgah which is an open-air mosque at the Fener Area until the vast area of the strait and Marmara, it was built by Haci Pasaoglu Iskender in 1407. It was built for soldiers who campaign to the marine gunner. When Azaps campaigned, they prayed her collectively. There is marble altar which is one of the hat, the other two open pulpit. There are decorated windows at the sides of the altar. Inscribed gate is sliced and arabesques decorations. The mihrab is in a niche by the marble.
It is separated with Hamzakoy and Fener at the crossroads of the road. There are two tombs in the mausoleum. It is not known exactly who they are.One of the graves belongs to the woman. Previously,the willow bow and hammer hanged at the wall of this tomb. Initially, the tomb is maintenance-free in 1971 and it was restored to the present situation in 2007. Hallac-Hallaj killed for their beliefs peculiar religion of Islam in Baghdad. The tomb is in Baghdad. But there are Hallac-Hallaj authorities at various places. Gallipoli mausoleum is one of the seven authority.
Mausoleum of Bayraklı Baba is located on the hillside overlooking the Hamza Bey bay at the entrance of the city square lighthouse. The monument consists of a small garden tomb in a marble. It is equipped with large and small flag hang from a stack on the grave and the surrounding area. Bayraklı Baba is known as a votive area. Bayraklı Baba is a place for those who want to own a home, who want to get married, or students who want to finish school first that comes to mind for every conceivable kind wishes. People hang to the flag for a votive offering about their wishes. Bayraklı Baba is the most visited attractions of Turkey. Bayraklı Baba's real name is Karaca Bey who was bold sailor at the Ottoman navy. He is died in the war with the Byzantine fleet in 1410 at Marmara Yassıada, together with the flag of the hand. He buried in Gallipoli where the Navy's center and his tomb was equipped with flags upon his testament. Bayraklı Baba is known Karacabey that causes a story in the following way: "Karacabey, surrounded by the enemy with his friends, who are prisoners who died. Karaca Bey resisted with the flag in the hands against the enemy. If he is imprisoned, they will be led captive into the hands of the enemy's flag,He didn't want to pass into the hands of the enemy of our flag. At that moment an idea comes to his mind. He divides the flag into small pieces, and swallows, then attack the enemy, wounded and falls to the ground. He found to be injured by his friends, they asked him, swallowed up in order not to lead the enemy says. Commander does not believe in these words. Karacabey who is one of the honest and brave person, he proved it with a sharp blade with blood on his belly comes out of the belly benefits and swallowed pieces of the flag. He proves the truth of happiness and falls down. His last words were "I do not skimp on my grave never flag". Since that day, the flag won't be missing the tomb.
Gallipoli Castle (Historical Port)
The castle which was known to founded in ancient times, Byzantine Emperor I. Justinianus was repaired.According to Evliya Celebi told, the castle was a fortress steep and broken rocks, 6-sided board. There were 70 towers. There were 300 single-storey houses, kethuda, cebeci head and the head of the artillery mansions, water cisterns, mosques and the sultan's treasure in the Castle in the XVII mid-century. Back to the castle was just a sign. The port is composed of two parts, it separates a narrow passage with the sea connection. The brideg which used as a way divides into port. The small boats which passes under the bridge are usually connected to the inner side of the pool. The tower stands next to the inner pool.It is open to visit to our people Piri Reis Museum.
It is the largest Mevlevihane in the world. In this regard, it has both the most extensive land and the largest and most majestic semahane. Terms of the plan it is similar to Galata Mevlevihanesine. The first patron of the Dervish Lodge and janissary eunuchs of Mevlevihane, Kara Hasan Aga is the son of Mehmed Agazade Genuine grandfather. While Hüseyin Pasha who was Kaptan-ı Derya at that time from Ohrali was coming back from Mediterranean expedition on the way and he stopped by Gallipoli Mevlevihane then he met Seyh Agazade Mehmet Dede and then he had been given news about Sadaret Seal to himself. After Huseyin Pasha was a veziriazam, he built Besiktas Mevlevihane, he wanted to be the first Postnisin of Mehmet Dede, so Mehmet Dede fulfilled the task both he Mevlevi's starting to play with mesihat hovering a small sailing between Gallipoli and Istanbul. In time, Mevlevihane Kulliyesi which had a mosque, a rich library of sixty-room harem, a large cafeteria, school, an inn, was located flat with an area of approximately 33,000 m2 was surrounded by supporting wall. It was entered in the yard of 1000 m by west street round-arched door, the crown of marble columns, Corinthian heads. Semahane-shrine which was covered north of the courtyard with tiles made of cut stone building and its hamusan was located in the south. Masjid Crown with other minaret door at Eastern Hamusan, dervish cells passed to the other building community which harem greeting and covered with roof tiles down to the south.