“Bakras Castle”

Architectural Conservation (Documentation, Restitution and Restoration) Project

Hatay, 2011

Bakras Castle, located on the 27th km of the Antakya-Iskenderun road, is thought to have been built in the 10th century. Bakras Castle has been an important control point on the Anatolian-Syria-Egypt road since the time it was built. It is known that the Castle, which is especially on the crusader route, was also used by the knights of the temples. An additional church was built inside the building during the Byzantine period. Although the castle lost its former importance in the Ottoman period, it has survived until today without losing many of its architectural features.