Top things to do in Adana

Top Choice Mosque in Adana

Sabancı Merkez Camii

The most imposing mosque in Adana is the six-minaret Sabancı Merkez Camii, rising gracefully from the left bank of the Seyhan River. The largest mosque between İstanbul and Saudi Arabia, it was built by the late ind…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Adana

Tourist Office & Craft Shop

Adana's new tourist office has an adjoining, government-controlled shop selling handicrafts, jewellery, ceramics, musical instruments and more. Made in the surrounding villages, there are many stunning examples of d…
Top Choice Kebap in Adana

Öz Asmaaltı

This local favourite may look like just another Adana kebap salonu, but the mains and mezes are a cut above. This is the place to try Adana kebap, and you'll get mezes, salad and perhaps kadayıf (dough soaked in syr…
Mosque in Adana

Ulu Cami

The beautiful 16th-century Ulu Cami is reminiscent of the Mamluk mosques of Cairo, with black-and-white banded marble and elaborate window surrounds. It includes a medrese (school) and a türbe (mausoleum) housing re…
Turkish in Adana


Heading north on Atatürk Caddesi, turn right into 62002 Sokak and then left into 62001 Sokak to find this relaxed neighbourhood lokanta (restaurant serving ready-made food) popular with desk jockeys from nearby offi…
Irish Pub in Adana

Newport Irish Pub

An Irish pub in name (and some decor) only, the Newport is nonetheless a pleasant option for an evening restorative after wandering the upmarket shopping streets north of Atatürk Parkı. The open-plan layout and corn…
Bridge in Adana

Roman Bridge

This Roman-era stone bridge over the Seyhan at the eastern end of Abidin Paşa Caddesi was probably built under Hadrian (r AD 117–138) and repaired in the 6th century. Taşköprü to the Turks, its 300m-long span had 21…
Cafe in Adana


Part of a smart chain, with plenty of plate glass and waiters in shirt sleeves, this excellent cafe and pastane (patisserie) has a curb-side terrace for dithering over çay, cakes and dondurma (ice cream).
Mosque in Adana

Yağ Camii

The Yağ Camii (1501), with its imposing portal and typical Seljuk-style architecture, started life as the Church of St Jacques.
Church in Adana

St Paul's Catholic Church

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