The castle had been occupied since ancient times and it was strengthened with the ramparts erected by Byzantines. Its restorations and additional parts were done by the Seljuks, Germiyanoğlulları and the Ottomans. It consists of 3 parts; Upper, Middle and Lower Citadel. Its rather close towers consist of layers made from rubble stones and brics. Yukarı Kale ( Kale-i Bala), which is also known as Middle Citadel Mosque, is in the Maruf quarter.. from the inscription on the portal, it is understood that it was done in 1377-1378 under the order of the Geremiytanoğulları Sultan, Süleyman Shah. The corners of this structure are made from rubble stone and stone facing. It is covered with tile and the base is different with its two-row wood balks between clean-cut stob,nes. Lower Castle ( Kale-i Sagır) in the Lower Citadel district is a small mosque planned in a hexagonal shape just above the water plant. It is one of the rare stuructures which are made of brick in Kütahya. In the underground part of the mosque is a water plant, made of only stones. Its base change shape in time. It is thought that these changes were made in order to take the water plant inside during times of siege-thus preventing a water shortage.
According to Evliya Çelebi, Kütahya Castle had 72 towers. The tpwers were built very close to each other. In Kütahya castle, there is a revolving Turkish night club and a coffee house with two fountains. There are two mosques and a republic building.
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