Beypazari Travel Guide

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Beypazari Things to Do

  • other mosques

    We had the time to check some other mosques too in the city but we didn’t see inside in any of them. Sultan Alaaddin Mosque (also known as Kebir or Pasha camii) was built in 1225! It was the period when Seljuq sultan Aladdin Keykubat was in charge. It was built in typical Seljuq style with walls made of bricks (pic 1)Aksemseddin Mosque (located on...

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  • Kursunlu mosque

    Kursunlu mosque was the only mosque we had the chance to check from inside too. It’s an old mosque that dates from the early 17th century according to the sign on the door. There is a peaceful garden outside that an old lady was taking care while we entered inside. Nothing special to be mentioned about the interior but I was surprised of the...

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  • Yasayan muze (Living museum)

    Yasayan museum is a lovely living museum actually, it’s amazing that they try to create an interactive museum where they invite visitors to ask questions and try things. At the ground floor a man was playing whirligig with people, we entered inside and we happily realized that in every room there is someone that explains about the room and its...

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  • Beypazari houses

    Ok, lets face it, Beypazari is picturesque because of its architecture, there are so many beautifully restored houses all over the old part of the city center that we just walked on the cobbled streets to take pictures of the attractive building that date from the Ottoman period, mainly from the 19th century. The good thing is that even some new...

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  • carrots and water

    It was time to see the city, we parked the car and the first thing we noticed was a small square with a huge carrot in the middle! (pic 1)No surprise of course because Beypazari produces a lot of carrots, actually the 60% of carrots in Turkey!After some minutes we met a local lady that was selling carrot juice and the next stall was full of carrot...

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  • Hidirlik tepesi (Hidirlik hill)

    I like seeing cities from high buildings, hills or whatever. In Beypazari there are no skyscrapers of course but there is Hidirlik Hill!Before we enter the city we went up to Hidirlik Hill, we parked and we saw many people already there were playing with colorful kites in the air (pic 3)… ok, some of them just trying to do it but failed). There was...

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  • inözü valley

    There are 100 birds, 60 butterfly species a t that area. Hitites, Phrygians were living in those caves once upon a time. You may walk at that valley. You may eat near the lake in different restaurants also.

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  • Yasayan müze (Living museum)

    You can visit that old house and also see some old Turkish arts too. You may try to make your own Ebru etc. Just 3 TL (At april 2011)

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  • Visit Beypazari houses

    Beypazari is known by its historic houses. The houses have usually 3 stores. The first one is for keeping their food (for winter), the dowry of the young girls living in the house and other valuable belongings...The second floor is for servants and the 3rd floor is for the owners. One room at the top floor are usually left un finished by the owners...

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  • Visit Hidirlik Hill

    Hidirlik Hill is about 1km. to the town-center. It has a lovely view of the town and a convenient point for taking photos. You can have a drink and eat some sweets there.

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  • Do shopping at Bazaar

    On Saturdays-Sundays, there is a bazaar for selling local products to visitors. They have very many interesting things with very low prices. If you do not want to shop, you may visit the stalls just for fun and having little talk with the sellers. People are sympatic and eager to talk.

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  • Watch the work of silver masters

    Although there is no silver mine around the town, production of silver products is very common in Beypazari since 13th century. Today, you can find the studios of silver product producers in a special bazaar and see how people produce silver jewels. The prices are much lower than any place around Turkey.

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Beypazari Restaurants

  • Tas Mektep

    Tas Mektep restorant (means stone school ) is located in the center of the old part and was a great choice for lunch. First we spent some time looking at the interior because the building was previous a school (it was built in the middle of 19th century) and has some interesting corners with old items but also some rooms are kept the way they were...

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  • Good food at old stone school

    Hösmerim(desert), kuzu etli güveç and salat were very good. Dolma could be better. Tarhana soup was very spicy. And prices was reasonable. Hösmerim

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  • Anadolu Mutfagi Bag Evi

    Bag evi is very near to Beypazari. It is a family enterprise. The father 75 years old plays the tef. The mother sings and the son plays a Turkish music instrument. Bag Evi is the only alchok free restaurant in Beypazari. It has a lovly old turkish sytyl salonn for winter and a large green garden for summer. Our group deinking the Turkish...

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Beypazari Transportation

  • how to move around

    You can easily walk around the city center, the main area is where the bazaar takes place but also the area where you will find all the stores, restaurants, mosques and the museum.There are a lot of taxis too in case you want to move a bit further, like a short ride up to Hidirlik hill (where you will have a great view over the city)or a bit...

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  • how to go there

    We went there by car from Ankara which is 98 kilometres east of Beypazari. The city is located on the old highway (the new one runs near Bolu) which means it’s not the best road in terms of safety because there are no safety/protective bars in between the 2 lines. What’s more it gets stressful during the night because there are no highway lights in...

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Beypazari Shopping

  • silver

    Beypazari is famous it’s silver production and although there’s no silver in the area they have a long tradition of products from silver (the tradition goes back to 13th century!).You will find many stores that sell some nicely shaped silver accessories, jewelry etcThere is a specific area near the entrance of the city center where most of the...

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  • local food

    During weekends not only the stores but also many locals with stalls will provide for the visitors many local products, may delights based on carrots but also halva, different types of pasta, tarhana and numerous other useful and tasty things. The sellers are very friendly and even without knowing English they will try to communicate and show you...

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  • shopping at Bazaar

    Don’t forget to bring some cash with you even if you don’t like shopping. Prices are very reasonable in Beypazari and you can really get some nice things in low prices.There are many souvenirs to choose from, most of them based on the local architecture of course, that’s why you see many magnets and other things having the shape of an ottoman house...

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Beypazari Local Customs

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    A waste bin in Beypazari 1 more image

    by basak Written Oct 6, 2005

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    It is surprising to see how the image of typical Beypazari houses is used everywhere you can think of. Even waste bins and ashtrays in the city are in the form of Beypazari houses.

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Beypazari Off The Beaten Path

  • Karagol (Black lake)

    Karagol is located 32km away from Beypazari, and 129km from Ankara.Karagol means Black Lake and it’s a very common name in Turkey (VT has many on the database but not for this one)People from Ankara go there for picnic or for a great peaceful escape from the capital. During winter the scenery is very beautiful because of the frozen lake and due to...

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  • Inozu valley

    If you have some extra time in Beypazari and weather permitted you may want to visit Inozu Valley, a steep-walled canyon which is located just outside the town. There’s a small river and a lot of green but also we noticed a lot of garbage, the locals don’t seem to bother a lot…The Inozu stream caused the corrosion of the rocky area and if you like...

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  • Karagöl (Black lake)

    It is 32 km after Beypazari. Road is not very good. You may stay in bungalows. There is a small cafe too...If you have extra time you may walk around the lake but it is not very important. One thing is important, we don't know how deep this lake. Because it is a crater lake! On your road you will see Usakgöl town. It looks nice.(It is not belongs...

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