Karakuş Tumulus, Cendere Bridge, Arsameia and Nemrut Mountain are located on the route to New Castle. It is not known exactly when and by whom the Kahta New Castle was built though, it is thought that the construction dates back to Commagene period and additions were made by different states till the present date. After all Kahta Yeni Kale stands out with its imposing appearance built on the top of a steep and high mountain that bears the traces of Artuklu, Seljuk, Mamluk and Ottoman. The name of the Mamluk Sultan Kalavun is mentioned in the inscription at the entrance door.
HIDDEN STAIRCASE AND DOVECOTE
The dovecote, located on the southern slope of the castle, is accessed by hidden stairs. Pigeon lofts were built to provide the postal function that provided the state's communication network at that time. There are 32 roosting places. As you descend, the passage to the other side of Kahta stream is provided with secret passages and life safety was ensured in case of danger.
The castle consists of two parts: an inner palace and an outer palace. There are Masjid, Prison, Dungeon, Front Defense Line, Bastions, Dovecotes and Cistern in the castle.