Sakip’s Mansion

The mansion, currently serving as a leisure centre of the Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality, was built by Sakıp Efendi, a renewed poet from Urfa. It occupies quite a wide area consisting of separate portions for both women and men. There is a small hamam (bath) in the west side of the mansion’s yard. In the east side, the wall of a room at the second floor is decorated with verses of a poem by Sakıp Efendi. Today the mansion, in summer period, is also used as a cafe-restaurant.