Unfortunately, Adana's two excellent museums, the Archaeology Museum and Ethnography Museum, are closed pending the relocation of their collections to the New Adana Museum. Planned to occupy nearly 70 acres on the site of a former textile factory, the new complex will incorporate museums of industry, agriculture, children and the city, alongside archaeology and ethnography. There is no reliable completion date yet; check with the tourist office for updates.


Some lovely boutique sleeps and branches of major international hotel chains augment the good-value independent hotels to be found in downtown Adana.


Famous worldwide is Adana kebap: minced beef or lamb mixed with powdered red pepper grilled on a skewer. It is served with sliced onions dusted with the slightly acidic spice sumac and barbecued tomatoes.

Drinking & Nightlife

Adana has plenty of pubs and some stylish, offbeat bars, as befits its major-city status. Look for them in the residential and shopping streets north of Turan Cemal Beriker Bulvarı.