You'll hear the clang of hammers before you get here. This fascinating area is where the traditional metalworkers of Safranbolu still...
Köprülü Mehmet Paşa Camii
This beefy, helmet-roofed building beside the Yemeniciler Arastası dates to 1661. The metal sundial in the courtyard was added in the...
İzzet Paşa Camii
This is one of the largest mosques constructed during the Ottoman Empire. It was built by the grand vizier in 1796 and restored in 1903....
Deep in the old shopping district is this welcoming little family-run restaurant that serves whatever's on the stove, which luckily is...
The real joy of Safranbolu is simply wandering the cobblestone alleys. Everywhere you look in Çarşı is a feast for the eyes. Virtually every house in the neighbourhood is an original, and what little modern development there is has been held in check. Many of the finest historic houses have been restored, and as time goes on, more and more are being saved from deterioration and turned into hotels, shops or museums.