A wonderful 60m-long stretch of Roman road was uncovered in the heart of the Old City in 1993; note the herringbone design and the sewer system directly beneath it. Just west is a colonnaded platform with a Roman house dating to the 4th or 5th century AD.
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1. Tarsus Museum
The Tarsus Museum, which was at the time of research in the process of moving from its former location in the city’s cultural centre to a disused…
2. St Paul's Well
Just on the edge of the Old City is St Paul's well, where the holy man did slake his thirst some two millennia ago. In the leafy courtyard the ruins of…
3. Old Town
The compact Old City lies between Adana Bulvarı and Hal Caddesi. It includes a wonderful 60m-long stretch of Roman road and a labyrinth of alleyways…
4. Kırkkașık Bedesteni
This old marketplace, whose name means `40 Spoons Bazaar' in Turkish, was built in 1597 and has also served as a soup kitchen, medrese (religious seminary…
5. Eski Cami
Southeast of the Old City are several historical mosques that have played other roles, including the Old Mosque, a medieval structure that was originally…
6. Prophet Daniel's Tomb
The remains of the Prophet Daniel are believed to be buried deep within the foundations of the older part of the present-day Makam Cami.
7. Roman Bath
A large arched wall, 3m thick, in the Old City is all that remains of a big Roman baths complex built in the 2nd century AD.
8. Makam Cami
The main building of the Makam Cami (Official Mosque) was built in 1857, with a minaret added 10 years later. The older foundations to the north are…