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Adana Travel Guide: 61 reviews and 145 photos

Adana is the fourth largest city of Turkey, nestled in the most fertile agricultural area of the whole country which is fed by the life-giving waters of the Seyhan river. The city's name originates in mythology, where it was said to have been founded by Adanus, the son of Kronus (God of Weather).
This is the largest, and most extravagant mosqe in Adana, you can see the mosqe from miles away. I am told it took ten years to construct. At night there is a stunning view of the mosqe. This is a must see for the beautiful architecture. A small donation is accepted upon entry. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing before entry, pants for men, conservative clothing for women. A headscarf will be provided for women.

Hadrian's Bridge

The precious River Seyhan is spanned by the ancient Taskopru (Stone Bridge) which was built by Hadrian and then repaired by Justinian. It is worth noting that to built a 300 yards long stone bridge in Roman times was a real feat. This bridge is open to daily traffic, with the original cobblestone road.

Food vendors

There are street food vendors everywhere. Be cautious, the hot food should be hot, and the cold food should be cold. Most items are cheap. I purchased twenty mini pizzas (Lama-gene) forgive my spelling. Cost about $8 US. I think these guys thought I as going to run over them.

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  • Pros:I love the city life
  • Cons:Some do not
  • In a nutshell:Parking was a pain
  • Last visit to Adana: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 9, 2005
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