Are you ready to explore Safranbolu?

We have gathered the natural beauties, historical places, and museums that you must see during your Safranbolu trip. During your travels or holidays, you can have an authentic experience by staying at the Havuzlu Asmazlar Mansion, the first boutique hotel of Anatolia, and at the same time, you can go on a historical journey in the unique places offered by the city, having entered the Unesco World Heritage List. The places we have collected for you to discover Safranbolu as follows:

Yemeniciler Bazaar

A nostalgic journey among inns and bazaars!

Once you check in to the Havuzlu Asmazlar Mansion, you can step into a fascinating trip by going down to the old bazaar that is within walking distance.

Cinci Inn

It is one of the works left in Safranbolu, the hometown of Cinci Hodja (Cadilesker Hüseyin Efendi), one of the Anatolian cadileskers of Sultan İbrahim Cinci Hoca .

Cinci Bath (New Bath)

It was built in 1645 by Cinci Hodja (Karabaşzade Hüseyin Efendi), one of the cadileskers of Sultan Ibrahim I, and there are two sections, still in service, for men and women in the bath.

Yemeniciler Bazaar

In Safranbolu, which is on the trade routes, bazaars have played an important role as important centers of commercial exchange. Yemeniciler Bazaaris the old Guild Bazaar, which consists of 48 wooden shops adjacent to Köprülü Mehmet Pasha Mosque and where shoes called “yemeni” are made. In the restored bazaar, only one shopkeeper has remained in service until today.

Demirciler Bazaar

The bazaar, built on both sides of the Akçasu Stream passing under the İzzet Mehmet Pasha Mosque, is the only living guild bazaar where hot and cold blacksmithing handicrafts are produced. Coppersmiths and tinsmiths also work inside this bazaar.

Köprülü Mehmet Pasha Mosque

Since the local people have close relations with Istanbul and the Ottoman Palace, Köprülü Mehmet Pasha was subjected to residence for a while in Safranbolu before he became the grand vizier, then he built a mosque, and this mosque was opened to worship in 1661.

İzzet Mehmet Pasha Mosque

Safranbolulu İzzet Mehmet Pasha, who was promoted to the grand viziership during the reign of Sultan Selim III and between 1794-1798, had a mosque built in the bazaar in 1796. This mosque is almost a small model of Nuru Osmaniye Mosque in Istanbul.

Ulu Mosque (Aya Stefanos Church)

The old church, which remained from the Greeks and was converted into a mosque in 1956 in the Kıranköy district of Safranbolu, stands out as one of the most important architectural works of the city.

Safranbolu, where time merges into space

You can observe many works you have not seen together before in the museums close to each other in Safranbolu.

City History Museum

Historical Clock Tower

The clock tower on the castle ,was built in 1797 by the grand vizier of Sultan Selim III, Izzet Mehmet Pasha, who was from Safranbolu. Today, it can be visited within the City History Museum.

Anatolian Clock Towers Miniatures

The miniatures of the clock towers, which bear the cultural traces of the Ottoman period, and which were ordered to be built all over Anatolia in honor of the 25th anniversary of Abdulhamid II's accession to the throne in 1901, are exhibited in the area around the Historical Clock Tower and the City History Museum.

City History Museum

City History Museum, was established in order to introduce and show the cultural, historical and social richness of the city, to contain all kinds of information, documents, goods, visual materials, audio and video recordings related to Safranbolu, and to organize temporary and permanent exhibitions based on these data. cultural unit. The building, which was formerly used as a government office, has been a museum since 2006.

Tannery Museum

It is Turkey’s first and only visitable tannery, with a history of 800 years and having survived from nearly 200 tanneries in Safranbolu.

Kaymakamlar Museum House

Kaymakamlar House is an important example among Safranbolu Houses reflecting the culture and technology of the 18th and 19th century Turkish society. The building, located on Hıdırlık Yokuşu Street in Safranbolu Bazaar, has the characteristics of a unique Turkish house in terms of mass, plan, and facade.

Hıdırlık Hill

It is an important place where the first Turks deployed to Safranbolu, prayed for rain and celebrated Hıdırellez. Currently on the Hill, there are the Tomb of Köstendil District Governor Hasan Pasha, the tomb of Hızır (Hıdır) Pasha, the mausoleum of Doctor Ali Yaver Ataman, one of the heroes of the War of Independence, and two prayer places. It is an ideal place for a bird's eye view of the city.

Yörük Village

The "Museum Village", which is 11 km away from Safranbolu, was taken under protection by the Ministry of Culture in 1997 due to its being a real Turkmen village and the magnificence of its historical structures. There are 93 officially registered work in Yörük Village, which resembles to a small model of Safranbolu.

Bulak (Mencilis) Cave

Have you heard the undiscovered natural beauties of Safranbolu before?


Bulak (Mencilis) Cave

Located within the borders of Bulak village, approximately 8 km from the center of Safranbolu, the cave is 6 km long and only the first 400 meters are open to visitors. Bulak, being Turkey's 4th largest cave, is a natural wonder with its stalagmites, stalactites, travertines, ponds, and underground water source.

Hizar Cave

Hizar Cave, located near Incekaya village, has a very wide entrance and is a place worth seeing.

Agzıkara Cave

Agzıkara Cave, which is one of the important natural beauties waiting to be discovered within the borders of Harmancık village, awaits its visitors with its geological formation, stalactites, and stalagmites.


The canyons, emerged in consequence of the deep cleavage of the limestone layers in Safranbolu, enrich the land structure of the region. The main canyons of Safranbolu as follows:

Incekaya Canyon

Incekaya Canyon takes the lead among others that enriches the land of the region. Including Incekaya Aqueduct within, the Canyon has very steep and deep slopes at the same time.

Düzce (Kirpe) Canyon

11 km long Kirpe Canyon, located 13 km away from Safranbolu, has one entrance in Düzce village and the other in Kozcagiz Mahallesi.

How about a Zipline following your nature walk in Tokatlı Canyon?

Tokatlı Canyon

Tokatlı Canyon

The Tokatlı Canyon, which was formed by the erosion of limestone layers of the Hızar Streamlet for thousands of years, offers a unique view of nature to its visitors with its glass terrace. It also has Turkey's highest Zipline parkour.

İncekaya Aqueduct

Built by the Grand Vizier İzzet Mehmet Pasha on to the Tokatlı Canyon, this structure is 7.5 km away from the town center. It is a magnificent structure with a length of 116 meters and 6 arches. It was built to sustainwater from the water source to the town.

Crystal Terrace

The Crystal Terrace (Glass Viewing Platform) built on Tokatlı Canyon at a height of 80 meters from the ground and 11 meters wide awaits its visitors who want to watch the unique canyon view.

Sakaralan Canyon

It is a hiking area located between Konarı village and Yörük village, 11 km from Safranbolu. The canyon attracts more attention from professionals as it has a difficult parkour.

Ulu Highland

The Highlands of Safranbolu are just for you to observe various kinds of flower types and to taste organic products.


Ulu Highland

It is 50 km away from Safranbolu and is surrounded by a 7 km long forest area with an area of 280 hectares and many tree species and wild animals. The pond within, the cave through which the underground river passes and the slopes suitable for various sports increase the attractiveness of Ulu Highland. Every year in the second week of August, "Great Highland Festivals" are held and await its visitors.

Sarıçiçek Highland

The Sarıçiçek Highland, 8 km away from the town center, is at an altitude of 1700 m and is very rich in terms of forest variedness.