Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Excursions to the Far East and Black Sea Coast Sights

Hazreti İbrahim Doğum Mağarası (Prophet İbrahim's Birth Cave)

  • Göl Cad. Map It
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 11/25/2013

Fodor's Review

Local legend has it that Abraham was born in the Hazreti İbrahim Doğum Mağarası, a natural cave hidden behind the Hasan Paşa Mosque in the southeast corner of Gölbaşı Parkı. As is usual, men and women enter through separate doorways. Most people huddled inside this small, dark cavern, darkened by 2,000 years of candle smoke, have come to pray, not to snap photos. There's not much to see, but the atmosphere is reverential. Tourists are welcome (many of the visitors

inside are themselves from out of town), but remember that this is a shrine.

Read More

Sight Information


Göl Cad., Şanlıurfa, Turkey

Map It


/No phone

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily sunrise–sunset

Updated 11/25/2013


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in Excursions to the Far East and Black Sea Coast

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss