Tag Archives: TR – City of Safranbolu

Ottoman town celebrates 26th anniversary of being on UNESCO heritage list; Hurriyet Daily News

Safranbolu, a district of the Black Sea province of Karabük that has become famous for its preserved historical buildings from the Ottoman period, marks the 26th anniversary of its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage List on Dec. 17.

Source: Ottoman town celebrates 26th anniversary of being on UNESCO heritage list – Turkey News

Safranbolu celebrates 26th anniversary of inclusion in UNESCO Heritage List; Anadolu

Source: Safranbolu celebrates 26th anniversary of inclusion in UNESCO Heritage List

TURKEY AT 97: Celebrating the foundation of the Republic of Turkey; The Business & Financial Times

The author, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, Özlem Ergün Ulueren, writes about the development of the country as they celeberate 97…

Source: TURKEY AT 97: Celebrating the foundation of the Republic of Turkey – The Business & Financial Times

Safranbolu: Well-preserved town of Ottoman houses; Daily Sabah

Source: Safranbolu: Well-preserved town of Ottoman houses

Bayram concert to fill century-old mansion with Turkish folk music; Anadolu Agency

Source: Bayram concert to fill century-old mansion with Turkish folk music

World heritage in Turkey: Safranbolu, a charming Ottoman town and home of the precious saffron flower; Yasemin Nicola Sakay; Daily Sabah

Source: World heritage in Turkey: Safranbolu, a charming Ottoman town and home of the precious saffron flower

Safranbolu’s 400-year-old hidden tunnels to become tourist destination; Anadolu

Source: Safranbolu’s 400-year-old hidden tunnels to become tourist destination

Are silk and saffron the future of this Anatolian town?; Nazlan Ertan; Al Monitor

The first female mayor of Safranbolu, a town dating to the 11th century, is eager to put her UNESCO-protected city on Turkey’s tourism map.

Source: Are silk and saffron the future of this Anatolian town?

Turkey’s Safranbolu draws record number of tourists; Hurriyet

Safranbolu district of Karabük, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is known as the “capital of protection,” broke a record last year by hosting a total of 1.27 million visitors.

Source: Turkey’s Safranbolu draws record number of tourists

23 historical shops to be restored in Turkey’s Safranbolu; Daily Sabah

Source: 23 historical shops to be restored in Turkey’s Safranbolu

Safranbolu: Only Turkish city in UNESCO world heritage list; Hurriyet Daily News

Source: Safranbolu: Only Turkish city in UNESCO world heritage list

Ottoman fountains to be restored in Turkish UNESCO World Heritage site Safranbolu; Daily Sabah

Turkey – City of Safranbolu

Historical fountains in the well-preserved historic town of Safranbolu in northwestern Turkey, dating back to Ottoman times, will undergo a restoration so that water flows again through its bibcocks like it did for centuries.

Safranbolu Mayor Necdet Aksoy said that 48 fountains have been restored since 2009, while also noting that over years, as time passes, fountains inevitably corrode.

In an effort to fix this problem, Aksoy announced that the Safranbolu Municipality developed a large restoration project for a total of 51 fountains.

The Union of Historical Towns and the Foundation for the Protection and Promotion of the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ÇEKÜL) also take part in the project.

Aksoy also said that the Governorate of Karabük province will allocate a budget of 450 million Turkish liras ($116.4 million) for the restoration.

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Safranbolu’s fate shaped by UNESCO inclusion; Daily News

Turkey – City of Safranbolu

The Black Sea province of Karabük’s Safranbolu district, which is famous for its well-preserved historical structures such as Ottoman-era wood houses, mosques, inns, baths, fountains, tombs and guilds, entered the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. Since then, the district has welcomed 3 million tourists in 22 years.

Safranbolu’s identity changed after it gained world heritage status, as the historical mansions in the district became prominent once more with developments in tourism, the restoration of disorganized cobblestone streets and monumental structures and the revival of nearly forgotten handicrafts.

Thanks to its success in protecting the riches of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Safranbolu became one of the world’s best preserved cities and increased its importance for UNESCO.

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UNESCO changes fate of Safranbolu; Daily Sabah

Turkey – City of Safranbolu

Famous for its preserved historical buildings that include frame houses, mosques, inns, Turkish bath houses, fountains and shrines, and on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1994, Safranbolu, a district of the northern city of Karabük, has hosted 3 million tourists over the past 22 years.

Safranbolu, a district of Karabük that has become famous for its preserved historical buildings from the Ottoman era that include frame houses, mosques, inns, Turkish bath houses, fountains and shrines, has hosted 3 million tourists in the past 22 years that it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

With a considerable increase in tourism, historical abandoned mansions, which are one of the most important constituents of Turkish urban culture, has been maintained and refunctioned after the district gained the distinction of being a “world heritage site.”

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