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Antalya Old Town Walking Map

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1 Hıdırlık Tower & Karaalioğlu Park

Situated at a spot overlooking the sea at the southern corner of the fortifications, the tower probably served as a lighthouse and watchtower for the harbour. You should not miss to have a walk through the adjacent City Park with its beautiful old trees. Relax having a cup of tea served from a traditional Samovar at one of the Cafes at the Park.

2 Kesik Minaret

This Minaret is especially interesting because its building history stretches all the way from the Roman to Ottoman times. The original wooden minaret burned down in 1986 and it has since been known as the Kesik (Cut) Minaret

3 İskele Mosque

This is a very small and pretty mosque located in the Yacht Harbour. It dates from the late 19th century and is constructed of cut stone and set on four pillars over a natural spring.

4 Zincirkıran and Nigar Hatun Türbesi

A beautiful monument located in the Yivli minaret complex, a tomb (Türbe) of Seljuk type built in 1377 in the name of one Zincirkıran Mehmet Bey.

5 Yivli Minaret

This minaret has become the symbol of Antalya and is the oldest Seljuk monument in Antalya. It was commissioned by Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad I, who reigned from 1219 to 1238.

6 City Walls & Clock Tower

Heading the lists of remains still standing in Antalya are its city walls. These horseshoe-shaped fortifications guard the harbour and the ancient city surrounding it. They were built on 2nd century A.D. The Clock Tower is one of the most popular parts of the old city walls and also an important landmark of Antalya.

7 Murat Paşa Mosque

This mosque at Şarampol district is the largest mosque in Antalya. It is one of the important mosques of Antalya and situated in an old Garden. It is told that at t place where the mosque now stands was once a shop of a man named Murat Usta. After an adventurous journey he found two pots of gold coins buried below his house. With some of the money from these coins, he had a mosque built.

8 Tek Kapılı Han

This is a very nice example of a typical “Han” (Inn) from the Ottoman period. It consists of two floors and a lovely courtyard, housing today gift and souvenir shops.

9 Demirciler Çarşısı

The Iron and Cupper Bazaar is one of the few remaining examples of local craftsmanship (for the moment under renovation works.

10 Dönerciler Çarşısı

Probably the most typical place to eat Döner.

11 Hadrian’s Gate

This is a gate of honour, erected to commemorate Hadrian’s visit to Antalya. The tower on the left front of the arch belongs to the Roman era, while that one on the right, as indicated by its inscription, dates to Seljuk times.

12 The Suna and Inan Kıraç Mediterranean Research Institute – Kaleiçi Museum

The Kaleiçi Museum consists of two entirely different edifices. The first, a late example of Ottoman architecture, is a two-floor residential home with the traditional Turkish open court (avlu). The second building has gone through a truly amazing metamorphosis from the rundown storeroom to a beautifully renovated exhibition hall.

13 Atatürk House

Atatürk stayed in Antalya in March 1930. The Köşk, a nice example of local architecture, was given to Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, by the people of Antalya as a present.

14 Antalya Museum

The Antalya Museum is one of Turkey's best and in 1988 it was awarded the "Museum of the Year Award" of the European Council. Having a stroll around the museum helps to locate and understand the historical sites in the region to be visited later. The main displays in the museum consist of finds from excavations at Side, Perge, Karataş-Semahöyük, Arykanda, Xanthos Lmyra, Patara and the Elmalı Bayındır Tumulus.

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