Archaeological Site in Malatya

Arslantepe Höyüğü

The settlement mound of Arslantepe (also called Aslantepe) rises 30m over the surrounding green fields of the tiny village of Orduzu, 5km northeast of Malatya. This 200m-long mound may not look like much but it...

Market in Malatya


Malatya's vibrant city-centre market sprawls north from Halep Caddesi. Especially fascinating is the lively metalworking section. Don't leave without spending some time (and sampling the wares) at the Apricot...

Museum in Malatya

Malatya Museum

Malatya's small, old-fashioned museum has a collection of smaller finds from Arslantepe including an excellent haul of metallurgical objects. Other exhibits cover Chalcolithic and early Bronze Age–era sites in...

Market in Malatya

Apricot Market

The Malatya area produces about two-thirds of the world's dried apricots and you'll find them in every imaginable degree of desiccation, as well as apricot jam and apricot cosmetics, in the apricot market (also...

Museum in Malatya

Ethnographic Museum

This small museum, housed in a group of restored old Malatyan mansions known as the Beşkonaklar (Five Mansions), is worth a quick look for the displays of jewellery, textiles and fearsome old weapons amid the...

Mosque in Malatya

Yeni Cami

This twin-minaret, very late Ottoman mosque (1912–13) sits right in the heart of the city, just south of the bazaar.

Notable Building in Malatya


The Valiliği (provincial governor's building) is a prominent landmark in central Malatya.