Beykapı Mahallesi


Scoot off busy Divan Yolu Caddesi to explore the narrow alleyways of the Beykapı Mahallesi (neighbourhood) where many of the honey-hued and high-walled stone buildings have been restored. There are some excellent examples of entry gates with carved borders and Ottoman-style cumba windows (bay windows).

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