Kuruköprü Memorial Museum

Eastern Mediterranean

Just off İnönü Caddesi, what was until recently the city's ethnography museum has now reopened as an art gallery with some ethnographic exhibits, including a traditional Adana house. It's housed in a former Orthodox church built in 1845 that later did time as a mosque before being converted into a museum in 1983.

Most of the exhibits once here have been moved to the huge new Adana Museum.

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1. Yeni Cami


Built in 1724, the central Yeni Cami follows the general square plan of the city's Ulu Cami, with two rows of five domes.

2. St Paul's Catholic Church

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Built in 1870 by the Armenian community, this church is still in service today as a Roman Catholic place of worship.

3. Atatürk Statue

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Adana's monument to modern Turkey's founder presides over the busy centre of the city.

4. Adana Belediyesi

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Adana's vast and rather stern-looking belediye (municipality) council building is a useful landmark on Atatürk Caddesi.

5. Yağ Camii

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The Yağ Camii, with its imposing portal and typical Seljuk-style architecture, started life as a Crusader church dedicated to St James but was converted…

6. Covered Market

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The large covered market is just south of the Great Clock Tower.

7. Great Clock Tower

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Near Adana's sprawling covered market (kapalı çarşı), the Great Clock Tower dates back to 1881.

8. Ulu Cami

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The beautiful early 16th-century Ulu Cami is reminiscent of the Mamluk mosques of Cairo, with black-and-white banded marble and elaborate window surrounds…