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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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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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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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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The Art Of Calligraphy
The Art Of Calligraphy

The oldest examples of Calligraphy, which has an important place among Islamic arts, can be seen in some architectural elements among the ruins of the Great Mosque of Harran and in the gravestones unearthed as a result of excavations in the old...

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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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Gap International Airport

Domestic airlines operate scheduled flights from Istanbul and Ankara every day and from Izmir three days a week to Şanlıurfa GAP Airport. Turkish Airlines, AnadoluJet and Pegasus Airlines fly to Şanlıurfa: the airport is located 35km northeast of...

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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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Haci Kamil Inn

This inn is one of the most beautiful examples of the Ottoman Inns. It is a few steps below the ground level,and it is commonly known as “Çukur (Hollow) Inn”. The inscription says that it was built by Haji Kamil, an important figure in Urfa, in...

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Gold
Gold

Gold is still one of the best investment options in Urfa and the most popular wedding gift as well. While the bride prepares the trousseau, the groom prepares gold, which means that he buys cold coins to save for the wedding. Therefore, the...

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