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Old City

TIME : 2016/2/19 2:44:09

The compact Old City lies between Adana Bulvarı and Hal Caddesi. It includes a wonderful 60m-long stretch of Roman road , and a labyrinth of alleyways hemmed by historical Tarsus houses , one now housing the Konak Efsus boutique hotel.

Just southeast are several historical mosques, including the Eski Cami (Old Mosque), a medieval structure that was originally a church dedicated to St Paul. Adjacent looms the barely recognisable brickwork of a huge old Roman bath .

Across Atatürk Caddesi is the late-19th-century Makam Camii (Official Mosque), and to the east is believed to be the tomb of the Prophet Daniel. To the west is the 16th-century Ulu Cami (Great Mosque), sporting a curious 19th-century minaret moonlighting as a clock tower. Next door is the 19th-century Kırkkaşık Bedesten (Forty Spoons Market), still used as a covered bazaar.