Fabric Weaving
Fabric Weaving

Kazazlık (fabric weaving) is the art of making thread out of raw silk. While the art is called ‘‘kazazlık’’, the artisan practising it is called ‘‘kazaz’’. It used to be practised in Kazaz Bazaar, bearing its own name. Built in 1562, Kazaz Bazaar...

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Hilvan

According to the data of 2016, the population of Hilvan is 44 thousand 562 districts. There are 2 sub-districts of Hilvan and 62 villages and 81 hamlets.Hilvan, which is on the Diyarbakır-Şanlıurfa double highway, is 56 miles away from Şanlıurfa...

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Coppersmith
Coppersmith

Copper art is still practised today in Hüseyniye Bazaar, which was built in 1887 in Ancient City of Urfa. Coppersmiths in Şanlıurfa produce various souvenirs as well as mırra and coffee sets, pitchers and buckets for ayran (buttermilk)...

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Ulu (Great) Mosque
Ulu (Great) Mosque

Great Mosque is the oldest mosque in Turkey which was built in Islamic style. It was built by the last Umayyad Khalifa, Mervan II, between the years 744-750. The area on which the mosque was built is 104 x 107 meters. The height of its minaret...

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Sogmatar

When you head 18 km north of City of Suayb, you arrive at Soğmatar. It is 57 km away from Harran. Current name of Soğmatar is Yağmurlu Village. Soğmatar consists of the words “matar”, which means “rain”, and “suk”, meaning “bazaar” in Arabic. It...

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Square Fifty Eight

Named in remembrance of the 58 people who died there when a hamam collapsed, the square contains an array of restored stone buildings spanning four Ottoman Periods including the handsome two-storey Independence Primary School to the south, and to...

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Haci Kâmil Bridge
Haci Kâmil Bridge

This is a bridge which is hiddden under some buildings, in the region called Köprübaşı (the beginning of bridge): to see the bridge, it is necessary to walk through Kule Street and get to Kanal Park. The bridge was built by Hacı Yusuf Kâmil Bey...

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Halil-ür Rahman Madrasa
Halil-ür Rahman Madrasa

This mosque is located right on the south side of Balıklı Lake. It is commonly known as Döşeme Mosque. It was originally built as “Mother Mary Church” by Urbisius in 504. At the period of Assabid Caliphate Me’mun (818-833), it was converted into...

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Monument of World War Martyrs
Monument of World War Martyrs

It is on the shelter located in front of the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, in Atatürk boulevard. It was erected in memory of the Martyrs and Veteran soldiers who took part to the First World War. It was built in 1917. The...

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Balikligöl (Abraham’s Pool)
Balikligöl (Abraham’s Pool)

Balıklıgöl is beyond doubt the most important tourist attraction in Şanlıurfa. Surrounded by mosques, madrasas, tea gardens, parks and gardens, Balıklıgöl attracts a good deal of attention for its natural beauty and story. While legend suggests...

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