Amasra (Safranbolu), Turkey

Amasra (Safranbolu), Turkey

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An immersion into Ottoman culture

Amasra is an appealing little town built within the ramparts of a Byzantine citadel, and known for its pleasant beaches. The area’s major attraction, however, is Safranbolu, an important caravan station on the East-West trade route that reached its height in the 17th century.

For an immersion into Ottoman culture it's just the ticket, as the town itself is a museum. Modern construction is prohibited in its historic neighborhoods, and traditional artisans are encouraged to practice their crafts in restored workshops. Enjoy a stroll down cobbled streets and visit graceful, well-preserved half-timbered houses.

Safranbolu

Safranbolu

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Safranbolu

Safranbolu

The city of Safranbolu, an important caravan station on the East-West trade route reached its peak in the 17th century, and is a UNESCO Heritage Centre.

Amasra Castle

Amasra Castle

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Amasra Castle

Amasra Castle

Explore the impressive original walls and relics of the Amasra Castle, including the restored 9th-century Byzantine Church Mosque. The Dereağzı Tunnel under the castle leads to a fresh-water pool.

Safranbolu Tour

Safranbolu Tour

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Safranbolu Tour

Safranbolu Tour

Safranbolu was on the historical Silk Road, which harbored Roman, Bizantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman Empires.

Safranbolu has a past reaching back to the year 300 BC and is a world heritage city with an extraordinary living culture. Safranbolu is a wonderful place to buy safron treats, especially candies.

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Amasra (Safranbolu), Turkey At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 37°50'55.75"N 32°29'51.53"E
Size: 178.82 KM2 (69.04 MI2)
Population: 15,284
Density: 85 Pop/KM2 (33 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +90

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