Hafsa Sultan, the wife of Ottoman Padisha Yavuz Sultan Selim and the mother of Kanuni Sultan S?leyman ("Wonderful" S?leyman), became ill while in Manisa. When a cure could not be found, the Sultan appealed to Merkez Efendi, the head of the theological school connected to the Mosque that had been built in the Sultan's name. Merkez Efendi then mixed...more
The Sultan Mosque of the 16th century was built for Ayse Sultan, mother of Suleyman the Magnificent. In her honor, the Mesir Macunu Festival (Spiced Candy which is supposed to restore health, youth and potency, called as "Turkish Viagra" as well) is held every year in March, in the grounds of this mosque.more
VISITING MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL PLACES OF MANISAMANISA MUSEUM The province Manisa, which has been established on the northern skirts of the mountain that has been known as Sypylos since the archaic periods, is one of the residence locations that could continue its life until today. In accordance with Homeros, Manisa and its surroundings have been...more
Many restaurants but I would recommend that you ask the shopkeepers where they eat their lunches or they take their guests...
This is the best way in Turkey... To look for an 'esnaf lokantasý'' general name for the previous paragraphe...
Very easy to reach from Izmir Manisa is in fact a well placed town in between Istanbul, Bursa and Izmir . So any travellers between these towns pass through Manisa anyway...Easy to recognize from distance due to the high mountain nearby....
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Mesir Paste has a nice taste and a wonderful smell. Amongst its many uses, it is affective for aches, pains, colds, indigestion, lack of appelite and bad breath. The 41 spices used in the paste are as follows:
Allspice, Alpina officinarum root, Anise, Black cumin, Black myrobalan, Black pepper, Buckthorn, Cardamon, Cassia, Chebulic myrobalan, Chinaroot, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coconut, Coriander, Cubeb, Cumin, Dried orange blossom, Fennel, Galingale, Ginger, Iksir sugar, India blossom, Java pepper, Licorice extract, Licorice root, Mastic, Millet, Mirrisafi, Muskroot, Mustard seed, Orange peel, Rhubarb, Saffron, Salts of lemon, Senna, Turmeric, Ud?lkahr, Vanilla, Woad and Yellow myrobalan.
Ahmet Bedevi, known as Tarzan of Manisa, was born in 1900 in Baghdad the became a soldier and fought in the War of Independence and was honoured with a medal. He came to the ruined and destroyed Manisa in 1923. Bedevi, whose endeavor in life was to plant trees all over the town, started working at the Municipality as a fireman and a gardener. He...more
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City in western Turkey with more than 200,000 inhabitants, situated just 25 km northeast of Izmir. It is the capital of Manisa province with 1.3 million inhabitants.Manisa is an attractive, modern city with a far-reaching past in the Aegean region of Anatolia. Its history goes back to 500 BC but the first known settlements date back to the 14th...more
Manisa, city in western Turkey, the capital of Manisa province, located about 30 km (about 20 mi) north east of Izmir, the major Turkish port on the Aegean Sea. The city is situated on the northern slopes of Mount Manisa (Mount Sipylus), by the meandering Gediz River (called the Hermus River in ancient times). Due to its location on the edge of the...more