Top Choice Architecture in Safranbolu


The real joy of Safranbolu is simply wandering the cobblestone alleys. Everywhere you look in Çarşı is a feast for the eyes. Virtually every house in the neighbourhood is an original, and what little modern developm…
Mosque in Safranbolu

İzzet Paşa Camii

This is one of the largest mosques constructed during the Ottoman Empire. It was built by the grand vizier in 1796 and restored in 1903. Its design was influenced by European architecture.
Mosque in Safranbolu

Köprülü Mehmet Paşa Camii

This beefy, helmet-roofed building beside the Yemeniciler Arastası dates to 1661. The metal sundial in the courtyard was added in the mid-19th century.
Historic Building in Safranbolu

Cinci Hanı

Çarşı's most famous and imposing structure is this brooding 17th-century caravanserai that's now a hotel. Nonguests are welcome to come and explore: climb up to the rooftop for red-tiled-roof panoramas over the town…
Museum in Safranbolu

Kent Tarıhı Müzesi

Inside the mustard-yellow Eski Hükümet Konağı (old government building), on a hill overlooking the town, this small museum has a small collection of ethnographic exhibits, as well as a rather odd room dedicated to t…
Museum in Safranbolu

Kaymakamlar Müze Evi

This typical Safranbolu home has all the classic features of Ottoman houses. Once owned by a lieutenant colonel, it still feels like an address of note as you climb the stairs looking up to the wooden ceiling decora…
Mosque in Safranbolu

Kazdağlıoğulu Camii

Set in Çarşı's central square, the Kazdağlıoğulu Camii is a typical Ottoman-style mosque, built in 1779.
Market in Safranbolu

Demirciler Arastası

You'll hear the clang of hammers before you get here. This fascinating area is where the traditional metalworkers of Safranbolu still ply their trade and you can see them at work shaping farm implements and househol…
Viewpoint in Safranbolu

Hıdırlık Tepe

For the best vantage point over town head up to the top of Hıdırlık tepe (hill) where you'll find a park and cafe as well as excellent views.