Top 10 Things to do in Diyarbakir, Turkey

August 18, 2017 Etsuko Causey

Discover the best top things to do in Diyarbakir, Turkey including Great Mosque of DiyarbakIr, Hasan Pasa Hani, City Walls, The Old Bridge on Tigris River, Suluklu Han, Goat Tower, St. Giragos Armenian Church, Cahit Sitki Taranci House Cultural Museum, Virgin Mary Ancient Assyrian Church, Tigris River (Tigri).
Restaurants in Diyarbakir

1. Great Mosque of Diyarbakir

Merkez, Surici, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 173 reviews

Great Mosque of Diyarbakir

Reviewed By Veysel213482 - Istanbul, Turkey

The first mosque in Anatolia. Hz. Omar conquered by time (639 Gregorian years), an old church used as a mosque. According to Evliya Celebi before the Synagogue was good. quaintness and charm are already here. Times when Judaism's Synagogue was valid, the Christian Church and not when it is finally available Prophet completion of all religious message and falsification has been used since the middle of the first period of Islam mosque. guaranteed here ready to hear the prayer of your hair. the terrific ambiance without drowning out the decorations inside the mosque once connects you already here. you will see the difference when you open your heart as well. 5. Temple Mount SO CALLED not in vain.
draw your attention to two things at the mosque. First: the location of the transformation into a sacred place of historical basalt stones. From more than 2,500 years of civilization in each pillar in the entrance and you will see the signature.
second: modern growing around the world (!) smiling down on big massive urbanization, modernism challenged by surviving a major temple.
Everyone surely but surely not necessary, I would strongly recommend that you make a prayer here in the morning if possible. then you can modify your breakfast right across Hasanpasa'da authentic...

2. Hasan Pasa Hani

Ulu Camii KarsIsI, Surici, Diyarbakir, Turkey +90 537 293 70 85
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 155 reviews

Hasan Pasa Hani

Reviewed By LMOverby - Columbia, Missouri

Built around a central, shaded courtyard, this restored caravanserai is centuries old and now used as a venue for about a half dozen cafes (most of which serve extensive breakfasts) and gift stores. It is a very pleasant place to while away time virtually anytime of the day or evening.

3. City Walls

Diyarbakir, Turkey
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
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3%
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4 based on 132 reviews

City Walls

These four-gated walls were restored in 349 AD during the reign of Constantinus III of Rome, and they surround the old part of the city. They are also famed for being the second largest walls in the world after the Great Wall of China.

Reviewed By Veysel213482 - Istanbul, Turkey

I remained in the Diyarbakir region called Kaleici gone. In need of a little care to duyulsa, a true masterpiece from the walls and remains in good condition so very beautiful. Also food in gorgeous

4. The Old Bridge on Tigris River

Diyarbakir, Turkey
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

The Old Bridge on Tigris River

Reviewed By Patricia G - Worcester, United Kingdom

Walking across this ancient bridge, you get a fantastic view of Diyarbakir's forbidding black basalt city walls, in the distance, on the hilltop. You can also see the Tigris River of Biblical fame, on which Diyarbakir stands

5. Suluklu Han

Demirciler Carsisi, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
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1%
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Suluklu Han

Reviewed By Can B - Istanbul, Turkey

I have been for business trip ; but we prefer for authantic and traditional breakfast for Diyarbakır. Normally Eastern people of Turkey prefer Ciğer (Lower of sheep/cow) for early breakfast,if you dont like to eat something just like this, Sülükhan will host you with European-Turkish style breakfast. Enjoy your meal!

6. Goat Tower

Mardin Border, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
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2%
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Goat Tower

One of the towers of City Walls in Diyarbakır , built on a sun temple and then used as a jail for years. Now it is used as art gallery, Concerts etc.

Reviewed By jean - paul P - Kusadasi, Turkey

Next to the Mardin Gate you can find the Keci Burcu (Goat Tower) and it is a must to climb the stairs.... you will get the best view on the walls to the south and to the west. Sit down for a while a enjoy a tea in the shadow of an umbrella or.... drink your tea down in the inside of the goat tower . especiaslly when it is hot outside you can find some natural coolness in this place. You can even try the "ciğ köfte" and their refreshing ayran. The shawls on display are for sale and cost more or less the double of what you will pay in the bazaar / souk of the town!

7. St. Giragos Armenian Church

Merkez, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
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2%
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2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

St. Giragos Armenian Church

Reviewed By Helena B - Cape Town Central, South Africa

The St. Giragos Armenian Church in Diyarbakir was build in 1376 and is really worth a visit. The district city council of Diyarbakir was involved in the restoration of this once derelict building. The restoration project is a testament to diverse groups working together to restore an important part of the city's history. It is a beautiful church and one can only marvel at the architecture. There is a small museum and café on the premises. If you walk down the main street going down to the Mardin gate you will see the Ulu Camii on your right and on the left is a sign for the church. Just follow the road between the shops and everybody will help you find it.

8. Cahit Sitki Taranci House Cultural Museum

Cami Kebir Mah. Muze Sok. No:3 Surici, Sur, Diyarbakir, Turkey +90 412 223 89 58
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Cahit Sitki Taranci House Cultural Museum

Reviewed By aguvenis - Istanbul, Turkey

The muesum is dedicated to Cahit Sıtkı Taranci, a famous Turkish poet who was born and lived in this house, built in 1733.
The house is in a modest street in the old city, with an exterior giving no hint at all of what you will step into . The plain wooden door opens to an oasis like square courtyard with tall trees, pool and building with living spaces with four seperate facades each designed to live in a different season.
The house was originally built in 1773 and then owned by the family of Cahit Sıtkı Taranci and the house later renovated and turned into a museum to reflect the civil architecture of Diyarbakır and show how rich and famous once lived. The current building is the haremlique side where the family lived, the selamlique side (mens quarter) does not exist today.
The building is made of local basalt stone with awesome white ornament on ( a technique called 'ciz' locally ). The muesum has been decorated with ethographic items and manequins to represent the daily life in the past. The living quarters on each side of the courtyard are designed for different seasons like the summer quarter is facing north , winter quarter facing south etc..
The museum is easy to reach, in the old city very close to Ulu camii, There are information panels and family memorobilia and photos, books and personal belonging of tarancı. We had , two kids that has followed us in to the courtyard has explained the history along with a long famous poem of Tarancı. The museum is worth a visit , Closed for noon but opens early and closes around five o clock there is no cafe or gift shop in the museum .

9. Virgin Mary Ancient Assyrian Church

Ali Pasa Mahallesi, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Excellent
38%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Virgin Mary Ancient Assyrian Church

Reviewed By Beenmostplaces - Montreal, Canada

Yet another lovely church. Our excellent guide Omer (find him through hotel Surkent) brought us here and thanks to him we met one of the congregation who recited for us from their bible in Aramaic - mesmerizing.

10. Tigris River (Tigri)

Diyarbakir, Turkey
Excellent
62%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Tigris River (Tigri)

Reviewed By Transpires - England

The city's mayor as been trying to renovate and maintain the historic city wall encircling the city despit the lack of funds fom the central government, whichhas also blocked charitable help from Germany and others.
However, the city walls remain intact and thy encircle the old city. You can go up the steps of the walls and enjoy the breath taking views of the River Tigris and the Valleys below.
Spring is the best time to visit Diyarbakir, winter is cold and summer is hot..spring is perfect. The same Mayor is also investing money into the renovation of the Armenian and other churches, and monasteries, temples ,and museums. There are regular plays at the culture house. I suggest you drive towards the city of Mardin if you have time..it is equally incredibly ancient and mystical built upon a mountain side.

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