"exceptional entirety of old ottoman houses" Top 5 Page for this destination Safranbolu by cbeaujean

Safranbolu Travel Guide: 102 reviews and 325 photos

don't miss safranbolu,world heritage of unesco

ottoman houses restored before it was too late,contrary to istanbul.

about safran (=saffron) and safranbolu

saffron was used for paintings and pharmacy.
harvest of stigmas,only;in october,before sunrise!
nowadays,we put chemical colourings in place of saffron,become too expensive.

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  • Pros:the whole city:wooded houses (konak),fountains,street stalls...
  • In a nutshell:the most pleasant surprise between black sea and ankara
  • Last visit to Safranbolu: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2004 at 9:10 AM

    Safranbolu is a beautiful place and the old Ottoman houses atmospheric to sleep in (except the loud music at my pension)!


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