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Safranbolu Turkey Guide: Historic Village

-Turkey Attractions April 18, 2017
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Safranbolu is one of the rare historical villages of the Ottoman period in Turkey, whose past values ​​have been preserved with utmost care. In our Safranbolu Turkey Guide article, we will provide an introduction to Safranbolu and the “Yörük Village” which is a huge historical village connected to it. Where is Safranbolu? How to go? Safranbolu Let’s explore this historic village together with our tour guide in Turkey.

A photograph of Safranbolu houses of Turkey protected by UNESCO

Yörük Village is one of the most beautiful villages of Safranbolu and has been a village that has preserved its historical values. Safranbolu is one of the most valuable sightseeing stops in Turkey, especially in terms of cultural heritage. Especially in recent years, the number of visitors to culture tourism has increased in Safranbolu. At the same time with nature, it is at the beginning of places to visit in Turkey to realize a peaceful tarihe journey. The village of Yörük, which is bound to the Safranbolu district of Karabük, was declared a protected area in 1997 with the reason of the cultural values ​​it carries and it was taken under protection. This is one of the rare places where you are lost in nature, together with the village of “Cumalıkızlık“, which has similar characteristics to the wonderful little village itself, and protects the characteristics of the Ottoman era. At the same time, Safranbolu Yoruk village and Cumalıklik village were included in the cultural heritage list by UNESCO. Do you like to travel nature? If you want your passengers to go with peaceful, calm, cheerful, friendly people, make sure to keep Safranbolu and Yörük Village on your list of places to visit in Turkey.

A photo of Safranbolu houses taken from outside the village

History of Safranbolu Turkey

Safranbolu is a cultural heritage city in the Black Sea region of the country known as the “Museum of Art“. This region is renowned for its small, charming, Ottoman village houses both inside and outside the country.

It is estimated that the history of this city dates back to 3000 BC. This information is available from the sources of the famous historian Homeros. This historic area has been home to many cultures, including the Roman Empire. Lastly, however, it remained under the rule of the Ottoman Empire and artifacts, architectural structures, street structures, traditions and customs belonging to this period can be seen. During the history of Safranbolu, “Dadybra, Zalifre, Taraklı, Borglu, Zagfiran, Benderli” has been named.

During the period of the Ottoman Empire, the city lived its brightest period. The reason for this is that the city was founded on the “Silk Road“, one of the oldest known trade routes of history. As we mentioned earlier, it is the village houses that survived from the Ottoman era, protected by UNESCO, which makes the city famous for being world famous. It is located on the list of places to visit in Turkey that want to make a quiet, peaceful and mixed culture with art. UNESCO has preserved 1117 buildings in this place and showed the value of Safrabbolu.

During your visit to Safranbolu, one of the canyons suitable for the trip you can find in the steep mountains of the Black Sea

The 800 houses that are under protection in the Ssafranbolu borders date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The “Kaymakam Evi” is at the beginning of the places you should definitely visit Safranbolu during your visit. All the houses in this area are preserving the history and reflecting the culture in unique beauty. These houses from the Ottoman period do not interfere with each other’s sunlight. At the same time, the different structure of the gates found in these houses informs about the cultural structure, economic status and social status of the people living in houses at that time. There are separate departments for women and men in the houses, as well as guest accommodation departments. If you are lucky, you can get accommodation with local people in these houses today. These historical houses in Safranbolu are usually made up of stones up to the first floor and the later floors are made of stone. At the same time you can see the deer horns hanging in the entrance while walking around the houses. At that time, people hung their antlers to the entrance of their homes to be protected from evil forces.

Safranbolu is one of the hotels decorated with traditional methods that you can stay during your visit ..

Safranbolu Turkey Accommodation Guide

Turkey has different accommodation options in the Safranbolu region. There are also a variety of accommodation options in this region since the past is the focal point of the visit from home and abroad. However, there are not many 5-star gigantic hotels in holiday areas. Small, nature-friendly boutique accommodation centers have been included to protect the natural structure of the region.

Among the best accommodation facilities in Safranbolu region are “Resitler Bag House, Turgut Reis Hotel, Safranbolu Cruise Mansion” options. Those who are looking for accommodation closer to the city center can consider options such as “Koroglu Konak, Odabasi Otel“.

Safranbolu, a special kind of house in Safranbolu, is a traditional Turkish locust shop where you can buy Turkish delight.

Places to Visit and Activities in Safranbolu

If you are traveling in the Safranbolu region of Turkey, we can find some points you need to visit and recommendations on what to do. Safranbolu is not very large in terms of surface area, so it is possible to visit in a short time. However, within a short period of time you can experience a beautiful history with beautiful nature. One of the places to visit in Safranbul is “Hıdırlık Tepesi“. During your journey you can see this incredible view of Safranbolu and drink Turkish tea in the open air. After visiting Hıdırlık Hill, you can move in “Safranbolu Great Mosque” rotation. After seeing this historical mosque, you can go to “Cinci Han” to another spot with historical atmosphere. Another important point of sightseeing in Safranbolu is “Old Government Building – City Museum“. You can enter this museum by paying an entry fee of 4 TL. We recommend you to visit Safranbolu, especially when you are walking towards the villagers towards nature. Because this region is famous with its natural beauty as well as being famous with its historical structure. This point, where history and nature blend together, can lead to the creation of cheerful sparks especially in the spring or summertime. Especially the above mentioned historical texture and beauty, Yörük Village Safranbolu is definitely one of the most important stops of the list of places to visit.

There are also few activities in Safranbolu. When you visit this area, you can visit the “Bulak Mencilis” cave as a different activity. Another activity takes photos of Safranbolu over “Hıdırlık hill”. If you are interested in photography, you can take great landscapes. In addition, there is a different type of baklava, one of the most popular flavors of Turkish cuisine in this region. Safranbolu baklava is a delicious dish to look at during your visit. In addition, as a flavor remaining from the Ottoman Empire, a special type of Turkish delight is found in Safranbolu. Do not forget to try Safranbolu Turkish delights too.

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