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Publish Date: 06 April 2015 - 12:47
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is about 200 kilometers north of Ankara and about a 100 km south of the Black Sea coast, or more precisely about 9 km north of the city of Karabük.
ECO-IEST: Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is about 200 kilometers north of Ankara and about a 100 km south of the Black Sea coast, or more precisely about 9 km north of the city of Karabük.

According to the website of UNESCO Safranbolu is a typical Ottoman city that has survived to the present day. It also displays an interesting interaction between the topography and the historic settlement. From the 13th century to the advent of the railway in the early 20th century, Safranbolu was an important caravan station on the main East–West trade route. The Old Mosque, Old Bath and Süleyman Pasha Medrese were built in 1322. During its apogee in the 17th century, Safranbolu's architecture influenced urban development throughout much of the Ottoman Empire.

Safranbolu was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1994 due to its well-preserved Ottoman era houses and architecture.








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