Castles and Barracks
Poyrazköy Castle is thought to be built by the Genovese at the same time with the Garipçe Castle opposite it, for the same purpose. The Castle is on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus The village is also home to an Ottoman-built tower built for the same purpose. The tower was built by the Chief Admiral Hasan Paşa of Algeria in 1778. Its architect is the Frenchman Baron de Tott.