Places to see in Gaziantep are attracting more and more tourists each year. Gaziantep is also called Antep. The city is in the western part of Turkey. There are two urban districts. It is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the entire world. If you would like to witness the history, then you should definitely come and see the city. This city is a good place to visit if you want to fill your both stomach and eyes! Gaziantep is in the UNESCO Gastroomy list. Before trying to food, do not forget to search in advance.
Zeugma Mosaic Museam
Zeugma Mosaic Museam can be visited from 9 AM in he morning utill 5 PM. You will be able to see works created by stones pieces. In order to get in the museum, you should purchase the ticket called “Kart 27”. You can use that card also for public transport. You can buy it in buffets in the city. When you first enter the museum you will see a 3D movie about history about Zeugma. It will be much better to look around the museum after you get more information about Zeugma.
Medusa Glass Works Archaeology Museum
Medusa Glass Works Archaeology Museum is known for being first private glass museum of the country. The place is located around famous Gaziantep castle. In the museum you can see bronze, gold and also terracotta works. At the entrance of the museum there is a gift shop. You can buy gifts for your loved ones there.
Gaziantep Defense and Heroic Panorama Museum (Gaziantep Castle)
Gaziantep Defense and Heroic Panorama Museum is built in the year 3600 BC. It was restored in 1481 and in 1557. The Gaziantep castle was used for defense purposes in 18 th century. Before that, it was used as an administrative center.
Gaziantep Baths are famous. Evliya Celebi, who is the famous traveller, stated that ther are more than 400 private baths in the city. You can hear about Gaziantep Baths even in some songs.
Emine Göğüs Kitchen Museum
Emine Göğüs Kitchen Museum is famous for it’s delicious meals. It is a boutique museum. If you would like to learn more about Turkish and Gaziantep cuisine, you should visit the museum. Also you can get a chance to get closer with Gaziantep culture.
Chained Covered Bazaar (Zincirli Bedesten)
Chained Covered Bazaar (Zincirli Bedesten) can be considered as the smaller version of Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. You can see more of those types of bazaars around the city. There are jewelers, legumes, nuts and other types of things to buy. Gaziantep pistachio is famous if you would like to buy something traditional in the bazaar. Also pomegranate syrup is worth to try. You are going to enjoy the route of walking there. There is also a bazar called Coppersmith Bazaar if you would like to find some copperware. The Coppersmith Bazaar is open in Gaziantep even on Sundays for you to enjoy.