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Safranbolu

Safranbolu
This town is famous for its many old Ottoman houses and has a rich collection of works of art that represent traditional Turkish life and culture and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Visitors flock to see these old homes that have slowly disappeared from other areas of Turkey and to stroll through the narrow cobblestoned streets where traditional crafts and trades are still practised today. It has been dubbed the “Capital City of Preservation” as it has not only maintained its antiquity but also its old atmosphere.

Safranbolu’s Climate

The climate here is a combination of the  Black Sea and Central Anatolia where summers are hot, winters are cold, the spring and autumn are long and can be warm and cool.

What to see in Safranbolu

Safranbolu’s History

Museum Houses of Safranbolu

Many of the oldest houses are now museums and most have charming tea gardens. Kileciler Evi is one of the best having been restored and set up by the Ministry of Culture and is an excellent example of the old traditional houses and the Safranbolu lifestyle. Other’s that are well known include the Mumtazlar Konagi (Mansion with Pool) and the Karauzumler Evi.

Things to do in Safranbolu

• Visit the museum housesTake in the views from Hidirlik Hill
• Tour the Incekaya Aqueduct and Yoruk Village
• Stay in a restored house
• Listen to the traditional music played in the evenings
• Eat the local delicious sweets

Getting to Safranbolu

By Road

The town is accessible by bus via Karabuk 10km south, and a regular dolmus minibus shuttles between the two. Using the regular bus services from there you can reach Ankara in 4 hours and Istanbul in 5 hours. Most buses stop at Kirankoy which is the modern part of town (Karabuk Bus Station Tel. No. 0370 412 8993).

By Rail

The closest station is at Karabuk and there are daily trains from Ankara to Zonguldak which stop there.

By Air

The nearest connection is at Ankara’s Esenboga Airport and from there you can take flights to many other parts of Turkey.

 

     

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