The Castle of Kars is a former fortification located in Kars, Turkey. It is also known under the name Iç Kale.
It was built in 1153 by Vizier Firuz Akay commissioned by Saltuk Sultan Malik Izzeddin Saltuk II. The outer walls surrounding the city were built in the 12th century. The castle, which was destroyed by Timur in 1386, was rebuilt again in 1579 by Lala Mustafa Pasha, who came to Kars ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Murat III.
It is said in the Ottoman sources that the castle was rebuilt with the help of one hundred thousand soldiers and workers. In 1606, the castle was destroyed by the Iranian Shah Abbas I, and in 1616 and in 1636 it was restored twice and new elements were added to it.
Address Kafkas Ünv. İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fk., Kars/Kars Province, Turkey
Coordinates 40°36'48.211" N 43°5'22.298" E