Cannon House that was built by ashlars protects the harbour
and shipyard from southwestern side.
Cannon House with two storeys has 19 m
height; it connects to the main wall by a vaulted corridor. On the sea
side of bottom floor, there are two rooms which has high ceiling that has
windows open to the sea and land side. In front of the rooms, after a long
corridor you can reach to an entrance that is known as “devil hall” that has
windows on the right and left side. You can go to the 2nd floor of the tower
after a corridor that has three rooms around two side of it. From three side of
this floor have four rooms that have arched doors. Inside of all rooms and
parts and arch of doors were built by brick. There is a cistern that provides
to water needs of guards.
Five column pieces and statue of a woman on north face and
four pieces of marble columns on east face of the structure draw the attention
as spolia. Pitch and boiling spans of footstalls, which open to north and south
sides of tower is decorated with lion’s head. It is written that the Cannon
House was built two years after Red Tower by Alaeddin Kayqubad, the sultan of
the land and two seas, in inscription with two pieces on north face of the
tower. There is also a two – piece inscription on sea side of tower. Old
Alanyalı people mentioned the existence of cannons above the Cannon House in
Alanya book of İbrahim Hakkı Konyalı, published in 1946. Evliya Çelebi wrote
that a grand tower armed with “Balyemez” cannons protected shipyard and harbor.