Wandering around Safranbolu

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Walking down narrow streets with no specific aim.

Walking down narrow streets with no specific aim.

Safranbolu was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1994 due to its well-preserved Ottoman era houses and architecture.

Square Cafeteria Meydan Cafe

Square Cafeteria Meydan Café, from here going to the museum, Kent Tarihi Muzesi.

Little cafe on a path, entrance of hammam, souvenir shops.

Little café on a path, entrance of hammam, souvenir shops.

Kent Tarihi Muzesi (City History Museum) and Tarihi Saat Kulesi (Historic Clock Tower)

Kent Tarihi Muzesi (City History Museum) and Tarihi Saat Kulesi (Historic Clock Tower)

Kent Tarihi Muzesi (City History Museum) is old government house. In 1976 the building caught fire and burned down. In the year 2000, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism ordered the renovation of the historic building. Tarihi Saat Kulesi (Historic Clock Tower) Safranbolu was built by Grand Vizier Izzet Mehmet Pasha in ‘’Zefrenbolu Town’’ (old name of Safranbolu), 1797, the period of Ottoman Sultan Selim III.

Left the History Museum and the Clock Tower for wandering; souvenir shops, hammam and mosque

Left the History Museum and the Clock Tower for wandering; souvenir shops, hammam and mosque

When I turned a corner, an old house appeared, it’s the famous Old House Museum.

Kaymakamlar Müze Evi (Old House Museum)

Kaymakamlar Müze Evi (Old House Museum)

This typical Safranbolu home which was owned by a lieutenant colonel has all the classic features of Ottoman houses. Well, I entered the museum.

Front garden of the House Museum

Front garden of the House Museum

The ground floor of the museum, entrance hall, hallway, lounge and salon.

The ground floor of the museum, entrance hall, hallway, lounge and salon.

Walking up to the upstairs, the rooms for family and women

Walking up to the upstairs, the rooms for family and women

After the Old House Museum, I walked about in the town until dusk.

After the Old House Museum, I walked about in the town until dusk.

The Old Town of  Safranbolu preserves many old buildings, with 1008 registered historical artifacts.

Hane Cafe and a playground in front of the cafe. I had a cup of coffee at the cafe.

Hane Cafe and a playground in front of the cafe. I ordered coffee in the cafe.

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