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Excursions to the Far East and Black Sea Coast Sights

Citadel area

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 11/25/2013

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The northern exit of the Zincirli Bedestan brings you out beside the 19th-century Alaüddevle Mosque, with its large dome. From here Hamdi Kutlar Caddesi leads past more coppersmiths, several restored 19th-century caravansarays, and the small Emine Göğüş Culinary Museum (1 TL) to the prominent kale (castle), built over the layers of the pre-Roman city by the Emperor Justinian in the 6th century and remodeled by the Seljuk Turks in the 12th and 13th centuries.

It's a steep walk to the top, but the view over the bazaar district is fantastic, if finally reopens that is. If you need some relaxation after the excursion, on the far side of the castle you'll find the recently restored Naib Hamam, dating from 1640 (25 TL).

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Gaziantep, Turkey

Updated 11/25/2013


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