St George Church
Diyarbakır's Archaeology Museum was closed at the time of writing, and scheduled to reopen in 2015 inside an old prison in İç Kale. Ask...
Hazreti Süleyman Camii
This 12th-century mosque, beside the İç Kale, is particularly revered because it houses the tombs of heroes of past Islamic wars.
Let the hard-to-miss signage guide you through Diyarbakır's compelling labyrinth to this bohemian courtyard house with well-priced...
Küçe Başı Et Lokantası
This outfit has a wide-ranging menu and original setting (the room at the back is designed like a rustic barn). Try innovative dishes...
İç Kale information
Diyarbakýr's single most conspicuous feature is its great circuit of basalt walls, probably dating from Roman times, although the present walls date from early Byzantine times (AD 330-500). At almost 6km in length these walls are said to be second in extent only to the Great Wall of China. They make a striking sight whether you're walking along the top or the bottom.
You can ascend the walls of the İç Kale to enjoy the fine views of the Tigris, flanked by a patchwork of market gardens, as it meanders 2km to 3km south to flow under the 11th-century On Gözlu Köprüsü (Ten-Eyed Bridge).