Gaziantep Archeology Museum
Gaziantep Archeology Museum
• The museum pledges a historical journey from the Lower Paleolithic Period to the present. In the museum, seals, stone artifacts, jewellery, sculptures made of limestone, grave steles and a family burial chamber from the Roman Period are exhibited.
• It is possible to see the 500-year-old coppersmith art closely in the Coppersmiths' Bazaar, whose history dates back to the 19th century. There are also shops in other areas in the bazaar. The sound of copper masters working throughout the bazaar will not be erased from your ears and will be one of the impressive moments of your Gaziantep trip.
• Gaziantep Castle is one of the best examples of surviving castles in Turkey. With its majesty and secret history, the castle is in the city center, on the southern side of the Alleben Stream, on a hill that can be seen at an altitude of approximately 25-30 meters.
•The castle has an irregular circular shape with a diameter of approximately 100 meters and a circumference of 1200 meters. There are 12 towers on the castle bodies. Gaziantep Castle awaits its visitors with all its splendor.
• Bedestens, which used to be narrow and covered buildings, still maintain their importance in Gaziantep. If you want to browse the things unique to Antep and buy spices and ornaments, you can visit Zincirli Bedesten, Hüseyin Pasha Bedesten or Boned Bedesten.
- Architectural ruins in Rumkale, which has hosted many civilizations in history and is rumored to be the place where copies of the Bible were reproduced, have Late Roman and Medieval characteristics.
- Located in Gaziantep's Yavuzeli district, the historical Rumkale is located in a natural wonder place, where Merzimen Stream meets the Euphrates River, surrounded by an emerald green lake on three sides and steep, steep rocky hills surrounding it.
- Rumkale, which carries the traces of great civilizations in history such as Urartu, Babylon, Sumer, Seljuk and Ottoman, is shown in the list of 13 most magnificent castles by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Gaziantep Game and Toy Museum
- The Toy Museum, located in a historical Antep house where the most popular examples of toy history from the 1700s to the present are exhibited, and in Bey Mahallesi, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Gaziantep, will also be a pleasant route for children.
Flavors of Gaziantep
- Of course, Gaziantep cuisine is one of the reasons why people come to Gaziantep. The food culture in the city is quite wide. In fact, it is one of the 9 cities participating in the "Creative Cities Network" by UNESCO in the field of gastronomy.
- We are waiting for you in Gaziantep to meet you with beyran, katmer, baklava, lahmacun, yuvalama and hundreds of other tastes.
Zeugma Ancient City
Zeugma is a city in Belkis Village, located 10 kilometers (6 miles) east from Nizip/ Gaziantep by the Euphrates River. The importance of this settlement which has been inhabited nonstop since the prehistoric era is that it is one of two points on either side being an easy passage across the Euphrates. This trade center existed during Hellenistic Era and was important for establishing its place as one of the greatest cities in Anatolia through its position over both land and river transportation at different periods throughout history.
Gaziantep Zoo, the 100-hectare area in Turkey, which is the largest zoo in Turkey. Gaziantep Zoo has an aquarium, 8 species of monkeys, a reptile house, deers, antelopes, horses, zebras, camels, kangaroos and mountain goats and herbivorous animals such as lions, tigers, leopards and bears.
Museum of Gaziantep Defense And Heroism Panorama
The gallery, which has dungeons in the Gaziantep Castle has been restored and converted in to Gaziantep Defense and Heroism Panorama Museum by The Metropolitan Municipality. The resistance story of Antep’s people against the enemy occupation is told with boards, statues of heroes and reliefs in the museum, which start at the entrance of the castle and continue to the gallery section. The approximately 2000 figures, the museum illustrates the resistance struggle of Antep’s people against the French and English occupation, the battlefields, the heroes fighting in these battlefields, the attacks, as well as the actions and the difficulties people faced.
Historical Tahmis Coffee House
Tahmis Coffee winks at you right across “Gaziantep Bakırcılar Çarşısı” (Coppersmith Bazaar) in dignity with its high ceilinged historical wooden architecture offering water pipe, tea and coffee. You would like to experience yourself in such a place which has been the witness of hundreds of stories since 1635 and which is one of the oldest coffee houses of Turkey.
Tahmis Coffee House is an old and wise place.
Gaziantep Hamam Museum
This building just beside Gaziantep Castle served for centuries as the bath section of the külliye (social complex attached to a mosque) built by Lala Mustafa Paşa, and is one of the finest examples of Ottoman hamam architecture and culture.
According to its foundation deed of trust, it was built in 1577. After long years in operation as the Paşa Hamam, it was restored by the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, and its transformation into a museum bringing to life the hamam culture of Gaziantep was completed in 2015.
Gaziantep Kastels, which are unique in the world and unique examples of water architecture, were built as structures with many functions. These structures, which are only found in Gaziantep in Turkish Architecture, did not attract much attention because they were partially or completely underground. For this reason, they were not included in the art history terminology. It is estimated that the word "Kastel" comes from Arabic and means the place where the water is divided into sections underground.
- Şeyh Fethullah Kastel
- İhsan Bey Mescidi ve Kastel
- Pişirici Mescidi ve Kastel
- İmam-ı Gazali Kastel
- Ahmet Çelebi Kastel
- Kozluca Kastel