Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı Museum
Diyarbakır's most impressive mosque is the Ulu Camii, built in 1091 by Malik Şah, an early Seljuk sultan. Incorporating elements from an...
Persian in style, the Safa Camii has a highly decorated minaret with blue tiles incorporated in its design.
Housed in a cultural centre for Kurdish seniors, the Dengbêj Evi (House of Dengbê) showcases the Kurdish tradition of Dengbjê,...
Hasan Paşa Hanı
Across from the Ulu Cami, this 16th-century caravanserai is occupied by carpet shops and souvenir sellers. It was extensively restored...
More expensive than the kahvaltı spots along Kıbrıs Caddesi, but worth it for the glorious ambience of the restored Hasan Paşa Hanı....
Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı Museum information
Lonely Planet review
The best way to see inside one of these old houses is to visit one of the museums inside the city walls. For example, the poet Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı (1910-56) was born in a two-storey black basalt house built in 1820, in a side street about 50m north of the Ulu Cami. It now houses the Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı Museum which contains some of the poet's personal effects and furnishings.