Qishla of Jeddah

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The Qishla of Jeddah (Turkish: Cidde Redif Kışlası) is a historical edifice in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, built in 1525 to be a military castle of the Ottoman army. Today, the ruins of the castle lay beneath the Jeddah branch of the ministry of defense.

Qishla (modern Turkish: Kışla) is a Turkish word meaning "barracks".


Coordinates: 21°29′27″N 39°11′19″E / 21.49083°N 39.18861°E / 21.49083; 39.18861