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

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1. Yeni Cami

0.09 MILES

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

2. Bazaar

0.22 MILES

Malatya's vibrant city-centre market sprawls north from Halep Caddesi. Especially fascinating is the lively metalworking section. Don't leave without…

3. Apricot Market

0.27 MILES

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…

4. Ethnographic Museum

0.27 MILES

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…

5. Malatya Museum

0.44 MILES

Malatya's small, old-fashioned museum has a collection of smaller finds from Arslantepe including an excellent haul of metallurgical objects. Other…

6. Arslantepe Höyüğü

3.26 MILES

The settlement mound of Arslantepe (also called Aslantepe) rises 30m over the surrounding green fields of the tiny village of Orduzu, 5km northeast of…

7. Ulu Cami

5.64 MILES

On first entering Battalgazi's 13th-century Ulu Cami, the low-ceilinged mosque will seem quite plain but the dome is decorated with a mesmerising spiral…

8. Silahtar Mustafa Paşa Hanı

5.86 MILES

This large restored caravanserai, just off the southwest corner of Battalgazi's main square, dates from the 17th century. You can't miss it – the small…