Kasım Sipahioğlu Konağı

Central Anatolia

Although the interiors here aren't as interesting as in neighbouring Sipahioğlu Konağı, it's well worth paying another ₺2 to see, as owner Filiz Teyze (Aunty Filiz) often shows you around herself and she's quite the character. There is an excellent example of a traditional gusülhane (cupboard bathroom) upstairs and great rooftop views from the attic.

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