Büyük Ağa Medresesi
Beyazıt Paşa Camii
This early Ottoman mosque (1419) follows a twin-domed plan that was a forebear in style to the famous Yeşil Cami in Bursa. It's closed...
Mehmet Paşa Camii
The pretty Mehmet Paşa Camii was built in 1486 by Lala Mehmet Paşa, tutor to Şehzade Ahmet, the son of Sultan Beyazıt II. Don't miss the...
Mustafa Bey Hamamı
Built in 1436, the Ottoman Mustafa Bey Hamamı is a suitably historic building to have a scrub-down in.
Belediye Aile Çay Bahçesi ve Lokantası
With a narrow balcony over the river, and a sprawling garden (complete with children's playground) that's scattered with tables, this...
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Büyük Ağa Medresesi information
The impressive Büyük Ağa Medresesi (1488) has an octagonal layout, rarely seen in Ottoman medrese architecture. It was built by Sultan Beyazıt II's chief white eunuch Hüseyin Ağa, also known as Grandagha. It still serves as a seminary for boys who are training to be hafız (theologians who have memorised the entire Koran) and is not open to the public.
Just before the medresesi is a small, and not totally natural, waterfall that's a hit with local families.