Sinop Fortress

Sinop Fortress is a historic castle in Sinop, Turkey.

Sinop Fortress
Sinop Province, Turkey
Sinop Fortress is located in Turkey
Sinop Fortress
Sinop Fortress
Coordinates42°01′42.5″N 35°08′47.3″E / 42.028472°N 35.146472°E / 42.028472; 35.146472Coordinates: 42°01′42.5″N 35°08′47.3″E / 42.028472°N 35.146472°E / 42.028472; 35.146472
Site information
Open to
the public
Site history
Built8th century


The castle is located in Sinop district of Sinop Province. The historical Sinop Fortress Prison is situated in the castle.[1]


Sinop Fortress was built in the 8th century by the immigrants coming from Miletus.[2] Genoeses have improved the fortress.[2] The castle was included in the World Heritage Tentative List in 2013.[2] The castle underwent restoration starting in 2019.[3]


Length of the bastions and walls are 2.000 meters. Bastions are 8 meters wide and 25 meters high.[2]


  1. ^ "Tarihi Cezaevi" (in Turkish). Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea". UNESCO. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  3. ^ "2 bin 500 yıllık Sinop Kalesi, restore edilecek". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 4 December 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2020.