DÜNYANIN YENİ YEDİ HARİKASI SEVEN NEW WONDERS ... - MÜZE

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DÜNYANIN YENİ YEDİ HARİKASI SEVEN NEW WONDERS ... - MÜZE

of timber frames filled with adobe. Fine handiwork decorationson the walls stand out. The main entrance ofthe mansion is on the Kışlayanı Street and theladies’ entrance is located on the Akpınar Street.Samples of the period’s table cloths, garments,cushions, tables, couches, sewing machines can beseen inside the house.Kaymakamlar Evi binası, Saat Kulesi, kente adını veren safran bitkisi soğanı ilesafran baharatı (sol sayfada, üstte). Cinci Hamamı kubbeleri (sol altta). Tarihiyemenici dükkanı ve yemeni örnekleri (üstte), Kent Tarihi binası ile Cinci Han (altta).District Governor’s House, the Clock Tower, and the bulb of the saffron plant whichgives its name to the city and saffron spice (left page, top). Cinci Bath domes (leftpage, bottom). Historic scarves shop and scarf samples (top), the City Historybuilding and the Cinci Han (below).City History MuseumSafranbolu City History Museum was built between 1904 and 1906 withthe financial support of the people on “Castle Hill”. Completely made ofcut stone, the building has a total of 800 square meters covered spaceand a cellar section.The museum consists of three floors; ground floor, entrance and firstfloor. The museum presents the different periods of Safranbolu’s history,life and culture in a chronological order. You can also walk through anold Safranbolu Bazaar in the museum.On the ground floor there are the items related to the history of thebuilding and of the city; maps, cultural publications, satellite images, anexhibition hall and conference hall. In the Ethnography Hall, you find theRepublican Period garments and old furnishings typical of Safranbolu.Information materiel on Safranbolu history from the Ottoman periodto the Republic Period such as visuals is on display at the ‘SafranboluPictures Hall’. Roman, Ottoman and Republican coins as well as oldmanuscripts are also exhibited in this hall. On the ground floor, the historyof Safranbolu commercial life and handicrafts is presented through aseries of photographs.The museum includes also sub-sections such as a Pharmacy Museum,a Turkish Delight (Locum) Museum and, life-size working space modelsof various Safranbolu trades and handicrafts, such as Spice-seller, Scarfmanufacturer, Shoemaker, Saddler, Ironsmith, Tinsmith, Coppersmithand an Artisan’s Coffee House.Historic Cinci Inn and BathOne of the hundreds of large and small caravanserais established on theSilk Road extending from China to Anatolia is the Cinci Han in Safranbolu,which had been built in 1645 by Karabaşzade Hüseyin Efendi, a notableof Safranbolu called Cinci Hoca (the Spiritualist Hodja). Althoughits architect is not known for certain, the inn is believed to be built byMaster Architect Kazım Agha. It was used as a caravanserai for centuriesup until the twentieth century where the Historical Silk Road beganto lose of its significance. Henceforth it was utilized as a warehouse bythe merchants of Safranbolu. Nowadays, the restored and refurbishedstructure serves as a hotel accommodating tourists from everywhere. TheCinci Hammam which is part of it is still operational.Safranbolu Clock TowerThe square shaped 10 meters high Clock Tower which had been built in1797 by the Grand Vizier İzzet Mehmet Pasha, during the time of SultanSelim III, is overlooking the entire city and can be seen from almost everycorner of Safranbolu.25

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