10 Things to Do in Gaziantep That You Shouldn't Miss

September 24, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

Gaziantep (Turkish pronunciation: [ɡaːˈzianˌtep]), previously and still informally called Antep (pronounced [anˈtep]; Armenian: Այնթապ, Kurdish: Dîlok), is a city in the western part of Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Region, some 185 kilometres (115 mi) east of Adana and 97 kilometres (60 mi) north of Aleppo, Syria. The city has two urban districts under its administration, Şahinbey and Şehitkamil. It is the sixth-most populous city in Turkey and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Restaurants in Gaziantep

1. Zeugma Mozaik Muzesi

Mithatpasa Mahallesi, Haci Sani Konukoglu Bulvari | Sehitkamil, Gaziantep, Turkey +90 342 324 88 09
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Zeugma Mozaik Muzesi

Reviewed By Marion S

Beautiful museum. Entrance is 8TL. Easy to find although taking a taxi is just easier and there are taxis waiting outside. I would suggest at least 2 hours to walk around and appreciate the art works, you can hire the headphones for extra info. The gypsy girl is amazing take time there to appreciate it. Wheelchair and park accessible . Some staff speak basic English

2. Rumkale

Kamisli Mahallesi, Merkez Kasaba Koyu Yolu | Yavuzeli, Gaziantep 27970, Turkey +90 536 636 86 02
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Rumkale

Gaziantep Rumkale Gaziantep ilinin Yavuzeli ilçesinde kasaba köyünün yakınında bulunur Rumkale. Gaziantep’in şehir merkezine Yavuzeli ilçesinden uzak. Merzimen çayını Fırat nehrinin birleştiği noktada dik kayalıkların üzerindedir. Rumkale kasaba köyünün ve Halfetiden ulaşımı ise teknelerle çok kolay bir şekilde olabilir. Antik dönemden bulunduğumuz zamana kadar Şitamrat, Kal-a Rhomayta, Hromklay, Ranculat, Kal-at el Rum, Kal-at el Müslimin, Kale-i Zerrin (Altın Kale) ve en sonunda Rumkale gibi birçok değişik isimlerle adlandırılmıştır. Rumkale iki beden şeklindedir. Birinci bedeni kalenin doğu, Kuzey ve batı kısmına kayalığın dik bir şekilde yontulması bir şekilde oluşmuştur. İkinci bedeni doğal surun sert kalker kesme taşlarıyla sur duvarı olarak yapılmıştır. Gaziantep Rumkale bir zamanlar Halfeti(Şanlıurfa) ile Gaziantep aralarında sınır olan Fırat Nehrinin kıyısında yer almıştır. Merzimen çayının suyu Gaziantep Rumkale dibinde derin vadi içinde Fıra

Reviewed By JuergenWDobler - Birkirkara

Unfortunately Rumkale is closed for renovation at the moment. Nevertheless when taking a boat ride from Halfeti one gets a very good view of the castle and its impressive location. Due to the dam the Euphrates water level is quite high and one can only imagine what strategic location the castle must have had in the past.

3. Gaziantep Zoo

Burc Ormanlari | Sehitkamil Merkez, Sehitkamil, Gaziantep, Turkey +90 539 612 12 89
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 356 reviews

Gaziantep Zoo

Reviewed By neynek8 - Ankara

The zoo is really big. So, if you visit this place in a winter day like us don't forget your hand gloves and beret. Our doughter loved every moment of our family day in the zoo.

4. Gaziantep Oyun ve Oyuncak Muzesi

Bey Mahallesi, Ali Ozalgan Sokak No: 7 | Sahinbey, Gaziantep 27500, Turkey +90 342 220 15 51
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Gaziantep Oyun ve Oyuncak Muzesi

Reviewed By Ezgi A - Izmir, Turkey

An old house in the middle of Gaziantep renovated as a museum which will be the new home of toys.
Very valuable toys from all over the world are orginised according to their production year, country, concept etc.
Worth seeing the museum. It's only 1 TL entrance fee.

5. Gaziantep Castle

City Center, Gaziantep, Turkey
Excellent
38%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
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4 based on 294 reviews

Gaziantep Castle

Undergoing Restoration. Closed to the public till the restoration is complete.

Reviewed By Blackheart - Hannover, Germany

Only 15 minutes walk from the Hampton hotel where I stayed, this medieval castle sits on a hill overlooking the city.Unfortunately , there was no access to the top,but there is a museum portraying the history of the Turkish fight for independence against the British and French armies. I learned a lot from the panoramic displays, which have English translations.

6. Dulukbaba Tabiat Parki

Duluk Mevkii, Gaziantep, Turkey
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Dulukbaba Tabiat Parki

Reviewed By Harbeli2014 - Gaziantep, Turkey

ı went there with my gym class,we run towards to the peak and saw the ancient stone graves, Düllükbaba is the biggest forest which was created by human in Turkey. It has a fantastic water view. a very suitable for family or friends.

7. Emine Gogus Mutfak Muzesi

Karagoz Mah. Sadik Dai Sok. No: 16 | Sahinbey, Gaziantep, Turkey +90 342 232 66 16
Excellent
42%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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4 based on 188 reviews

Emine Gogus Mutfak Muzesi

Reviewed By TubaKoseogluOkcu - Istanbul, Turkey

There are way too many museums in Antep and very few of them are good. This one is among the moderately acceptable ones. It's about the traditional culinary culture of the city. It's quite small but informative. Yet, all the information is in Turkish, there are no explanations in English, so it hardly appeals to international tourists.
It takes around 30 minutes to visit it. In case you have time to spend, this museum might be interesting to visit.

8. Gaziantep Museum

Istasyon Caddesi, Gaziantep, Turkey +90 342 324 88 09
Excellent
68%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Gaziantep Museum

Reviewed By Berke E

This modern museum showcases superb mosaics unearthed at the Roman site of Belkıs-Zeugma before the Birecik Dam flooded most of the site forever. The second floor has excellent views of virtually complete floor mosaics retrieved from Roman villas, providing a detailed insight into past centuries. Other incredibly well-preserved highlights include the poignant Gypsy Girl and the Birth of Venus mosaics, and modern interactive technology also brings history to life in a compelling way.

9. Bayazhan Gaziantep City Museum

Akyol Mah. Ataturk Bulvari No: 119 | Sahinbey, Gaziantep, Turkey +90 342 220 08 88
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Bayazhan Gaziantep City Museum

Reviewed By Shaltoni - Doha, Qatar

For many people Turkey means Istanbul. It ok but in Gaziantep you will get another Turkey which is rural, quite, and les hectic. Enjoy the food and bakalava sweet here as it is another story

10. Gaziantep Botanik Bahcesi

Gazi mah. Zubeyde hanIm bul., Gaziantep, Turkey +90 342 338 82 82
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 66 reviews

Gaziantep Botanik Bahcesi

Reviewed By Gray Flowers F - Gaziantep, Turkey

Perhaps we're biased, but this is where I asked mi Amor to marry me. We both liked the place from the beginning, and like it even more now based on its significance. It's probably the #1 place in Gaziantep where you will see people taking wedding photos.

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