Top ChoiceCastle in Adana


Yılankale, an impressive castle rising boldly from a rocky ridge in the middle of modern-day corn fields, is a fantastic example of medieval Armenian architecture. Built in the mid-13th century, when this area...

Top ChoiceMosque in Adana

Sabancı Central Mosque

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...

Top ChoiceBistro in Adana

Pașalimanı Bistro

Our favourite new place to eat in Adana is this stylish bistro just north of Atatürk Parkı in the well-heeled Kurtuluș district. In addition to the enlightened Turkish favourites, it offers a surfeit of pasta...

Top ChoiceKebap in Adana

Öz Asmaaltı

This local favourite may look like just another Adana kebap-döner salonu, but the mains and meze are a cut above. This is an excellent place to try Adana kebap, and you'll get meze, salad and perhaps kadayıf...

Museum in Adana

Adana Museum

Now housed in an enormous purpose-built complex on the site of a former textile factory about 4km west of the centre, Turkey's largest museum might also be its finest. It is especially rich in statuary from the...

Mosque in Adana

Ulu Cami

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. The complex includes a medrese (seminary) and a türbe...

Turkish in Adana

Şen Lokantası

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...

Kebap in Adana

Kavapçı Mesut

If you fancy trying the local speciality Adana kebap (minced beef or lamb mixed with powdered red pepper grilled on a skewer) in style, head for this comfortable restaurant established in 1936. It's next to the...

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...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Adana

Traditional Handicrafts Shop

This government-controlled shop next to the toruist office sells handicrafts, jewellery, ceramics, musical instruments and more. Made in the surrounding villages, there are many stunning examples of dwindling...

Bridge in Adana

Stone Bridge

This Roman-era stone bridge over the Seyhan River at the eastern end of Abidin Paşa Caddesi was probably built under Hadrian (r AD 117–138) and repaired in the 6th and 9th centuries. Its 300m-long span had 21...

Cafe in Adana


A branch of a smart national 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...

Mosque in Adana

Yağ Camii

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 into a mosque in 1501. It got its name from an oil bazaar...

Museum in Adana

Kuruköprü Memorial Museum

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...

Mosque in Adana

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.

Notable Building in Adana

Adana Belediyesi

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