Excursions to the Far East and Black Sea Coast Sights

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

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

Published 10/27/2015

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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.

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Göl Cad., Şanlıurfa, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

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  • Free
  • Daily sunrise–sunset

Published 10/27/2015


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