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Top Choice Historic Site in Eskişehir

Odunpazarı

Eskişehir's protected heritage district is a real aesthetic treat. Elegant pastel-shaded traditional homes with distinctive overhanging stories and wood-framed shutters stand on narrow stone lanes, along with mosque…
Top Choice Turkish in Eskişehir

Avlu

Avlu restaurant should be your go-to spot if you're only in town for a night. Its hotel location within a beautifully restored Ottoman mansion in Eskişehir's Odunpazarı historic district is elegant; the kitchen turn…
Top Choice Museum in Eskişehir

City Museum

Included in this collection is Eskişehir's Museum of Contemporary Glass Art, a unique display donated by about 70 Turkish and foreign artists. The tradition of melting and fusing glass dates to the Pharaohs, and a l…
Top Choice Seafood in Eskişehir

Mezze

Aegean style comes to Anatolia at the excellent Mezze. Whitewashed decor brings to mind lazy lunches along Turkey's western coastline, and the shared meze plates and seafood are excellent. Sit back with river views …
Top Choice Museum in Eskişehir

Eskişehir Science & Experiment Centre

Like a cross between a science centre and a fairground, this colourful and hugely entertaining complex illustrates the many forces of nature through hands-on experiments. Interactive classics such as the oh-so-scary…
Historic Site in Eskişehir

Kurşunlu Külliyesi Complex

This sublime old-town complex was built between 1517 and 1525 by a leading master of classical Ottoman architecture, Acem Ali, though internal structures were built and rebuilt in following centuries.Behind the 1492…
Museum in Eskişehir

Museum of the Republican History

This museum celebrates Atatürk and the Turkish Republic through hundreds of photos, paintings and collages covering seminal events such as the battles of Gallipoli, Sakarya and Dumlupınar. Models of Turkish WWI wars…
International in Eskişehir

Cafe Del Mundo

This cosy and colourful bar – created by travellers, for travellers – is the friendliest spot in town. The cheery yellow building near Barlar Sokak is splendidly decorated with assorted international memorabilia (li…
Park in Eskişehir

Sazova Park

West of the centre on the Küthaya road, this area of cleared sazova (cane field) has been turned into a family-friendly paradise of fresh air and rolling lawns. The theme-park-worthy attractions include a fairy-tale…
Pub in Eskişehir

Dublin Cafe & Pub

Irish by name but definitely international by nature, the Dublin Cafe & Pub was packing in Eskişehir's student populace just a few weeks after opening. In warm weather its grassy inner courtyard is the place to …