Alanya Castle is a medieval castle in the southern Turkish city of Alanya. You can visit this place by feet or by cable car called Alanya Teleferik. We visited this place by cable car. From our hotel, located 15 minutes by car, it took us 20 Turkish liras to get to the cableway by taxi (simply say taxi guy that you want to visit Alanya Teleferik). Ticket to the cable car itself cost 18 liras per person (adult). 6 people can fit in one cabin After approximately 7 minutes of incredible views of Ananya beaches and city from above you will reach the top. You can visit Alanya Castle for free. You will need to climb the stairs to the very top, where the castle itself is located Most of the castle was built in the 13th century under the Seljuq Sultanate of Rûm following the city’s conquest in 1220 by Alaeddin Keykubad I, as part of a building campaign that included the Kızıl Kule. The castle was built on the remnants of earlier Byzantine era and Roman era fortifications. After the area was pacified under the Ottoman Empire, the castle ceased to be purely defensive, and numerous villas were built inside the walls during the 19th century. Today the building is an open-air museum. Access to the seaward castle is ticketed, but much of the area inside the wall, including the landward castle is open to the general public. The castle is located 250 metres (820 ft) high on a rocky peninsula jutting into the Mediterranean Sea, which protects it from three sides. The wall which surrounds the castle is 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) long and includes 140 towers. 400 different cisterns were built to serve the castle. In 2009, city officials filed to include Alanya Castle and Tersane as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and were named to the 2009 Tentative List.