Tucked inside the bazaar district, the vaulted-ceiling bedesten is home to shops selling scarves and silk products.

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Nearby Şanlıurfa attractions

1. Bazaar

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Dive into Urfa's bazaar alleys to find stalls selling everything from sheepskins and pigeons to jeans and handmade shoes. It was largely built by Süleyman…

2. Pazar Cami

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This small mosque marks the northern entrance of the bazaar area.

3. Narıncı Cami

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This little mosque, with its entrance squeezed between market stalls, was built in the mid-18th century.

4. Şurkav

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To admire some typical local architecture, pop into the Şurkav, a local government building near the entrance to Hotel Edessa, where the courtyard is…

5. Hasan Padişah Cami

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The eastern entrance to the Gölbaşı area is marked by this mosque, which was built in the 15th century.

6. Ulu Cami

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Urfa's Syrian-style Ulu Cami dates from the period 1170–75. Its 13 eyvans (vaulted halls) open onto a spacious forecourt with a tall tower topped by a…

7. Mevlid-i Halil Cave


This small cave in the southern side of the Dergah Complex is one of Turkey's most important pilgrimage sites. It's believed by many Muslims to be the…

8. Dergah Complex


Southeast of Gölbaşı is the Dergah mosque complex, Urfa's major pilgrimage destination. From the gate, you enter the colonnaded courtyard in front of the…