Safranbolu (Dadibra), Candaroğlu Turkmen principality, Seljuk and Ottoman-era houses, mansions, inns, baths, bridges and other works are on the UNESCO World heritage list. Saffron is produced in the region and each year and the Golden Safron Decumentary Film Festival is held every year. Famous for its Safrani Turkish delight.
Safranbolu was an important colchicum production center in the past its name comes from here. It is an important example of Turkish city culture with its Safranbolu houses, history and culturel values. There are 2000 houses built in 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. These houses are mostly big mansions inside a garden, mostly three-story and with many rooms.
The mosque which was built by Köprülü Mehmet Pasha in between 1661 and 1662 is named after him in bazaaar area. The bazaar area also froms the center of Safranbolu. There are 95 sundials belonging to Ottoman period in its courtyard. Izzet Mehmet Pasha, Vizier of Selim III, built a mosque which is named after him in 1796. This vizier also built a clock tower and 116 meters long Incekaya Aqueduct.
In the bazaar area, Cinci Han which was built in the mid – 17th century shows the commercial activity of he period. Souvenir shops are located in Yemencier Arasta adjecent to Mosque of Köprülü Mehmet Pasha.
Yörük Village, 11 km away, is a small model of Safranolu. Safranbolu is in “the Historical Heritage List” of UNESCO with its cultural heritage and historical pattern.
Where You Should in Safranbolu Turkey
Houses of governors, Kileciler Mansion, the City Museum, Mosque of Köprülü Mehmet Pasha, and Mosque of Izzet Mehmet Pasha.
What You should do in Safranbolu Turkey
Food: Safranbolu delight, Safranbolu Baklava, Safranblu Bükmesi, pancakes, Well Kebab, Pastry.
Shopping: A variety os souvenirs can be purchased from shops contrated in the market region, Yemenciler Arasta, the Blacksmith and Coppersmith Bazaar.
Activity: International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival, in the last week of September.