Şeyh Mutahhar Camii
The Şeyh Mutahhar Camii is famous for its minaret, but its engineering is even more interesting - the tower stands on four slender...
This Armenian church has recently been reopened after a wonderful restoration. Press the doorbell and someone will usually appear from...
Esma Ocak Evi
Hasan Paşa Hanı
Across from the Ulu Cami, this 16th-century caravanserai is occupied by carpet shops and souvenir sellers. It was extensively restored...
Kebapçı Hacı Halid
Tasty kebaps and ready-made meals served in bright surroundings. Look for the black-and-white pictures of old Diyarbakır on the 1st...
Lonely Planet review
The population of Diyarbakır once included many Christians, mainly Armenians and Chaldeans, but most of them were pushed out or perished during the troubles in the early 20th century or, more recently, with the Hezbollah.
Off Yenikapı Caddesi, this plain, brightly lit church is still used by 30 Christian families of the Syrian rite (in communion with the Roman Catholic church). The chaplain from the Meryem Ana Kilisesi holds a service here on the second Sunday of the month. It's fairly easy to find on your own. Walk past the detached minaret of the Nebi Camii, take the first left (Dicle Sokak) then the first right (Şeftali Sokak). The caretaker usually sits outside the Nebi Camii.