The Ottoman bazaar
Merzifon is a small Anatolian town located north-west of the famous city of Amasya. Although it is not a well-known destination amongst tourists, its Ottoman atmosphere and unique charm will win you over.
The medrese (koranic school) was built in the first quarter of the 15th century by Mehmed I and bears the sultan’s name. A magnificent clock tower built in stone and brick work was added to the structure in 1865 by Ziya Paşa, the administrator of the region of Amasya. This addition blends perfectly into the landscape and enhances the original building. Read the rest of this entry »
Ulu Cami, also known as the Great Mosque in English and the Armenian Church are the two unmissable jewels of Sivrihisar. Read the rest of this entry »
Seyyid Battal Gazi Complex
Seyyid Battal Gazi Complex is located in Seyitgazi, a small town 43 km south-east of Eskişehir. It was built over the centuries on the hill where Mesih Castle was once located. Read the rest of this entry »
Traditional Ottoman House in Odunpazarı
In the previous article, we started our journey through Eskişehir with the Porsuk River and the multiple green spaces in its surroundings.
Today, we will discover Odunpazarı, one of the most attractive districts of the city with a vast amount of magnificent traditional Ottoman houses. Read the rest of this entry »
Üsküdar, located on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, is a lively and popular district that will prove particularly appealing to mosque enthusiasts. Read the rest of this entry »
Ortakoy and Bosphorus Bridge
After over 3 years of restoration the famous Mecidiye Mosque in Ortaköy has officially reopened its doors on June 6, 2014 during the Friday prayer. Read the rest of this entry »
In the heart of Central Anatolia, between the city of Konya which attracts millions of followers of Mevlana, and the Isparta known for its rosewater,there is a less renowned city in tourist guides, Beyşehir. Read the rest of this entry »
Indeed, this is the funeral place of many political and cultural figures and it gives a place of worship perfectly for the Muslim tone of the neighborhood. Read the rest of this entry »