The Attalus II Monument to Philadelphus, the founder of Antalya, was erected in March 2004 on the central square of Kale Kapasy, in the old quarter of Kaleici, opposite the famous Saat Kulesa Clock Tower. Attal II ruled the kingdom of Pergamon from 159 to 137 BC. e. Pergamum, which was located on the territory of modern Turkey, was one of the largest economic and cultural centers of the Greek world, its territory stretched far to the south. Here, on the beach, in 159 BC. e. King Attal II and decided to found a city, giving him his name - Attalia, which eventually transformed into Antalya.