Karahisar Castle The Karahisar Castle, located within the protected area of Afyonkarahisar's city center, is closely tied to the origin of the city's name. Construction of the castle began approximately in 1350 AD with the purpose of housing the Ottoman treasury, offering breathtaking views and reaching a height of 226 meters. Visitors can admire Phrygian artifacts and statues dedicated to the Mother Goddess Kybele at the castle's summit. During the reign of Alaaddin Keykubat Seljuk Sultan, the castle's walls were repaired, and a mosque was constructed in the vicinity. Additionally, visitors can also spot the ancient Maidens Tower nearby. The Karahisar Castle has become a significant location for locals to express their wishes for upcoming events. It has been a tradition for those who want to get married to shout from the Maiden Tower, saying "O my faith, my faith, O my golden throne! It is time for me to get married!" Similarly, the castle is also a place where people express their desire to have a child. According to local beliefs, visiting the Karahisar Castle will result in being "stuck" in Afyonkarahisar for seven years. Therefore, it is a common practice among locals to make wishes from the castle for good fortune, as it is believed that these wishes will be granted if made with sincerity.