Alanya Worth Visiting: Part 2

Continue on to Alanya’s must-see attractions.

Süleymaniye Mosque

This is one of the most beautiful and most visited attractions in Alanya. It was built in the 16th century on the site of an older cathedral that had become dilapidated with the passage of time. Nowadays the mosque is open for all worshippers and visitors and the daily calls of the muezzin are heard from the high minaret of the mosque. It offers beautiful panoramas of the city, the port and the sea. Because of its proximity to the Citadel, the mosque is also called the Citadel Mosque and its third name is the Aladdin Mosque.

The building has a square shape and red brick and stone were used in its construction. It is topped with a hemispherical dome. The vault of the dome is decorated with 15 spheres whose main purpose is to create good acoustics.

Ataturk House Museum

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Museum, the national hero, the first president and the founder of the Republic of Turkey. He led a popular movement, abolished the laws of the Caliphate and introduced many reforms.

In Ataturk’s house-museum in Alanya Ataturk spent a short period of time. There are some of his personal belongings, photos and decorations of early 20th century Turkish houses.

The Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Alanya is situated in the old part of the city. When it was opened, back in 1967, there were only two rooms for exhibitions. Since the excavations have been carried out and new exhibits have been added, the number of rooms has risen to 14. Some of the finds are located directly in the open air, within the museum grounds. Visitors can see unique artefacts from different time periods made of ceramics, marble, glass, bronze, etc.

Traditional Turkish house Kültür Evi

Kültür Evi is a relatively young building, which is located near the Alanya Castle. In the 19th century the local citizens started to build mansions here which were different from the ancient constructions.
A traditional Turkish house is of interest to all those who are interested in the old Turkish traditions and way of life. Each room is a unique setting, reflecting the colour and identity of the Turkish nation. On the ground floor of the building there is a café and a room where old-time craftsmen still make home-spun handicrafts using old techniques. Visitors can buy towels, tablecloths or napkins as souvenirs.

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