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Diyarbakir is in the center of Southeast Region. In Diyarbakir which is the biggest city of the region, languages and religions get mixed with each other. It is not possible to see Kurdish, Assyrian, Armenian and Turkish cultures so close to each other in other places. Diyarbakir that hosts various ethnic origins together at the same time is one of the significant Southeast cities that can be visited especially in spring times. You can plan your holiday on flypgs.com with low budget flights to Diyarbakir to enjoy the city with its cultural inheritances, its particular geography and unforgettable tastes.
Top Landmarks in Diyarbakir
- Dicle Bridge - This is a historic bridge built in the eleventh century, boasting ten arches.
- Meryem Ana Kilisesi (Mary Church) - This is a Syrian Orthodox church that was built in the third century. If you are lucky, you can listen to the priests there singing in Aramaic.
- Old City - Take a walk along the very old city wall. You can also see many mosques and churches while walking through the Old City.
What to Eat in Diyarbakir
- Seropeh - You must try this tasty Kurdish stew, made using the head and feet of sheep.
- Ofis District - In this area of the city, you will find many bars and cafes, some of which feature live music.
- Gazi Kösk - This development contains many tea houses.
Landscapes in Diyarbakir
Diyarbakir is located on the banks of the Tigris River. Many people consider this city to be one of the most beautiful in Turkey.
Transportation in Diyarbakir
When it comes to traveling around Diyarbakir, buses and dolmus are readily available. There are also other buses and trains that can transport you to and from Diyarbakir to other large cities in Turkey.
Diyarbakir airports served
- Diyarbakır is served by Diyarbakır Airport (DIY).
More information about Diyarbakır
Food and Drink
More Places to Visit
In Diyarbakir airport, which was opened in 1952, domestic and international flights have started. After your landing with Pegasus Airlines at the most advantageous prices on Diyarbakir which is a very important region for domestic and international tourism, you will be 6 km away from the city center. You can easily reach the city center by using municipality buses for a reasonable fee. You can also prefer taxi. If you want to have the comfort of a car during your trip, you can easily rent a car through flypgs.com.
Shopping in Diyarbakir is mostly done in marketplaces where you can find local products. You can buy souvenirs for both yourself and your beloved ones from these bazaars. Also, there is a shopping center which you can prefer to shop from chainstore brands.
- Sipahi Bazaar - Sipahi Bazaar is the most colorful one among the historical bazaars of Diyarbakir. It is possible to find various shops from tobacco sellers to carpet sellers, felt sellers and wooden shoe sellers. Even if you don’t buy anything, it is a very interesting place to see.
- Kuyumcular Bazaar - You can find golden wicker bracelets that are typical to Diyarbakir in Kuyumcular Bazaar. These products that have a real handicraft represent a cultural heritage of 300 years. Also, you can find Mardin silver works there.
- Peynirciler Bazaar - You can find famous plaited cheese of Diyarbakir and also various kinds of cheese and yoghurt that have been brought from near provinces and districts in this bazaar which is in Mardinkapi direction.
- Ninova - In Ninova which is the new shopping mall of Diyarbakir, you can find all of the brands that you are looking for and you can take do activities like cinema and exhibitions.
Food and Drink in Diyarbakır
You will enjoy meat in Diyarbakir cuisine. Diyarbakir meals with a menu rich with meat offer many alternatives such as stuffed lamb ribs, specialty meats, kebab and local tastes. You can have a look at the ones that we have chosen for you in our list about what to eat and where to eat in Diyarbakir.
- Mustafa’nin Kahvalti Dunyasi - It is the most famous address for breakfast in Diyarbakir. There is such a breakfast table that you will feel full the moment you see it. You can really enjoy the food with Chef Mustafa’s specialties and various tastes of Diyarbakir and around. Address: Gazi Cad. Tarihi Hasanpasa Hani, Phone: 0412 228 93 45
- Umut Cigercisi - One of the best addresses where liver, which is consumed a lot in Diyarbakir, is cooked is Umut Cigercisi. You can prefer it either with or without spices. It is told that this place makes people who don't like liver make a peace with that. Address: Lise 4. Sokak Lise Caddesi Yenisehir, Phone: 0412 224 00 44
- Attor Pide and Lahmacun - It is an ideal address for "pide" (pita) and "lahmacun". You don’t need to search for another place for a reasonable priced and delicious lunch in Diyarbakir. Address: Diclekent Bulv. 86, City Center, Phone: 0 412 257 64 90
- Hasim Usta Flavour World - The kebabs that you will eat in Hasim Usta can make you over-enjoy your meal. You should try this restaurant where you can also find tastes that are special to Diyarbakir. Address: Maliye Mevki Lise Cad. 5. Sok. Haci Tahirbey Apt. No:4/B Yenisehir, Phone: 0 412 224 20 39
- Sitki Usta Kadayif ve Kunefe - There are three branches of Sıtkı Usta, which has been in service since 1968. Originally, it was opened as a kadayif seller, but later on it started to bake kunafah, as well. It is a good option to taste the most famous kadayif of Diyarbakir. Address: Lise Cad. Camlica Deger Apt. Alti B/7(Across City Municipality Building), Phone: 0412 228 41 22
- Dagkapi Kebapcisi - Dagkapi, which is one of the most famous liver sellers of Diyarbakir, is a little bit uncared but the liver is delicious. Address: Kibris Cad. No: 6 City Center, Phone: 0412 224 10 14
- Onur Ocakbasi - If you are planning to go there for dinner, you need to act early bceuses it closes at 19:30. Of course, when we call it "ocakbasi", you shouldn’t think of the ones in İstanbul. Spectacular grills and salads, greens, various offerings that come before the grill are gorgeous. Address: Gazi Cad. S. Nazif Sok. Phone: 0412 224 14 05
- Selim Amca’nin Sofra Salonu - This restaurant is famous for its stuffed lamb ribs, but it is also possible to find tastes like stuffed sheep sausages. Address: Av. Emin Cad. No: 22/B Yenisehir, Phone: 0412 224 44 47
- Ozler Meat Restaurant - It gets credits especially with its fast service. It is also liked for its delicious food. Beyti (a kind of kebab) and kunafah should be tasted. Address: Yeni Mardin Yolu 3. Km. Baglar, Phone: 0412 233 82 82
- Kadayifci Levent Usta - It is a very special address to try burma kadayif (shredded wheat dessert with pistachio filling) which is the unique taste of Diyarbakir. Levent Usta is also in service in more than one branch. Address: Gervan Cad. No. 2/B Ofis, Phone: 0412 228 52 31
- Keyf-i Kebab - Kebabs in the most luxurious kebab restaurant of Diyarbakir are very delicious. The prices are a little bit high for Diyarbakir, but it is one of the most elegant restaurants with a terrace in hot summer months. Address: Elazig Cad. Next to the Court House, Phone: 0412 228 58 10
- Pacaci (Trotter Soup) Fazil - If you like specialty meat, this is a good address with trotter, sheep’s head, stuffed sheep sausages for you. Whatever you ask for, it'll be served in an elaborately prepared way for you. Address: Istasyon Cad. No: 13/C Yenisehir, Phone: 0412 223 01 70
Accommodation in Diyarbakır
You can find a variety of hotels from luxurious hotels to average quality Diyarbakir hotels in Diyarbakir which is one of the most popular Southeast cities in terms of tourism. You can make use of our list for accommodation alternatives that may appeal to you.
- SV Business Hotel - Especially if you are on a business trip, SV Business Hotel is right for you. It is also suitable for touristic travels. It will meet all of your needs with its meeting rooms, fitness center and sauna. Address: Inonu Caddesi No:4 Dagkapi, Phone: 0412 228 12 95
- Dedeman - Diyarbakir Dedeman is in service with 98 rooms. It meets your expectations from a luxurious hotel with its gym, bar, pool side area. It is also an elegant alternative with a big hall of 400 people capacity for your business meetings. Address: Elazig Cad. Next to City Municipality, Phone: 0412 224 73 53
- Surkent Hotel - The hotel, which is located in inside of the wall, draws attention with its reasonable prices. This small but nice place will be suitable for your touristic travels. Address: Dagkapi Mah. Hz. Suleyman Cad. No: 19, Phone: 0412 228 10 14
- Büyük Kervansaray Hotel - The hotel that was opened in one of the old caravansaries is very good in terms of location. You can prefer it for a holiday in a building where you smell the history in this historical town of Diyarbakir. Address: Gazi Cad. Mardinkapi, Phone: 0412 228 96 06
- Birkent Hotel - Birkent is a clean and modern city hotel. The prices of the hotel which is very advantageous in terms of its location are very reasonable. Address: Inonu Cad. No:26, Phone: 0412 228 71 32
Places to Visit in Diyarbakır
Diyarbakir, which has a history of 9000 years, presents many alternatives for places to see. Diyarbakir with squares, historical city walls, places of worship like mosques and churches that witnessed the oldest times of the history deserves being one of the most interesting places of cultural tourism.
- The Inner Castle (Citadel) - Its traces date back to 3500 B.C. This region, which is the heart and foundation center of the city, has been used while being developed by every civilization. With the recently completed restorations, the Citadel has been rendered functional with cultural purposes.
- The Outer Castle - The walls and towers of Diyarbakir bears the traces of various civilizations. These walls, which are in the shape of a bothus when looked from above, are the second longest city walls after the Great Wall of China.
- The Grand Mosque - The construction, that was built as a church in this region that had been used as a temple since Pagan times, was transformed into a mosque after being conquered by Muslims and became the first mosque of Anatolia. Also, the four sides of the mosque were reserved for four different sects of Islam, and Hanafiis and Shafiis are still worship in two separate places.
- Nebi Mosque - The construction which is thought to have been built in 1530 according to its inscriptions, has a striking architecture with its white basaltic face stones.
- Hz. Suleiman Mosque - 27 companions of Prophet Mohammed that were martyrized during the conquest of the city by Muslims were buried there. Later on, this mosque was built in memory of these martyrs. The mosque has a great amount of visitor due to the myths regarding these companions.
- Adana Clock Tower - Adana Clock Tower, which started to be built in 1881 during the time when Ziya Pasha was the governor and was completed by Governor Abidin Pasha in 1882, is 32 meter high and located on Ali Mufit Street in Government Square.
- 4-Legged Minaret - Sheik Mutahhar Mosque is essentially famous for its minaret. Today, square minaret, which is in the middle of a road, rises on four legs. It is very remarkable as the only minaret that was built that way.
- Surp Giragos Armenian Orthodox Church - The church, which is believed to have been built in 16th century, became the only church with 7 horans in the world thanks to the additions that were made later on. It is still a magnificient complex with the main church and surrounding buildings around.
- Mar Petyun Keldani Catholic Church - This church that belongs to Catholic Keldani, who are also known as East Assyrians, was built in the 17th century and is still open to worship. Moreover, it has been in service as “Amid Keldani Patriarchate” since 1681.
- Virgin Marry Assyrian Kadim Church - It was established in the 3rd century in the area which is known to have been used as a Sun Temple since old ages. The church, where religious activities continue to be practiced, is comprised of three yards and various buildings. Also, it has many religion related historical artifacts.
- Dengbej House - Dengbej people can be described as poets or story tellers in Kurdish culture. This restored historical Diyarbakir house thhas been open to service as a Dengbej House since 2007. In this building that hosts a tourist office belonging to the municipality visitors can listen to Dengbejs while drinking tea.
- Hasan Pasha Inn - The two storey inn that dates back to the 16th century is a touristic center today. It is one of the first touristic places with breakfast cafes and souvenir shops. We suggest you to have some drinks under the hot weather of Diyarbakir in the cafe that is managed by Kamer Charity Foundation which supports women that are exposed to the violence and located in Hasan Pasha Yard.
- Cemil Pasha Palace - The construction that was built in the late 19th century is one of the best civil architecture examples.
- Archeology Museum - In this museum that was moved into a construction in the Inner Castle (Citadel) as a part of the Inner Castle Project, artifacts that belong to various civilizations that had passed from Diyarbakir and its surrounding from the late Paleolithic age to Ottoman time are exhibited.
- Cahit Sitki Taranci Museum - The house, which is a beautiful civil architecture example and where the famous poet Cahit Sitki Taranci from Diyarbakir was born, was reorganized as a museum. One part of the construction has been put into use as an ethnography museum and in the other part, the personal belongings of the poet are exhibited.
Neighborhoods of Diyarbakir
Surici: As its name suggests, this district is the historical Diyarbakir that is surrounded by city walls. You can get to know Diyarbakir as walking around this district that is comprised of narrow streets that are called Kuce. In this district which is both the touristic center and the poorest settlement of the city, children play on the streets. This sociological structure in a historical texture is one of those things that needs to be seen.
Ofis/ Yenisehir: Yenisehir is a district next to the old city, right on the north of city walls.
This part of Diyarbakir is comprised of more modern and broad streets. Especially the area that is called "Ofis" is one of the places young people prefer most with its shops and cafes.
The nightlife in Diyarbakir, which is one of the interesting touristic places, mostly consists of bars where you can have some drinks and listen to music till late hours. Many of these places where you can have fun till late hours are located in the Ofis area.
- Habitat - This bar that serves in a private building in Ofis, where there are mostly cafes and bars, will be a good choice with its nice and calm atmosphere to have a talk. Address: Rizvanaga Caddesi, Sanat Sokagi (Across the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture )
- Frekans Cafe Bar - Frekans, where you can eat in the company of live Turkish music or folk songs, gets vibrant at the later hours of the night. Address: Gevran Cad. Sen Apt. Kat. 1 Across Diyar Tat, Phone: 0412223 62 17
- Balance Performance Hall - Balance, which also includes famous voices from Istanbul from time to time, plays mostly Turkish Pop and Rock. It is one of the most suitable places to dance and have fun till late hours in Diyarbakir. Address: Lise Cad. Yilmazlar Apartman Alti, Camlica Yenisehir, Phone: 0412 223 04 01
- Asmin Restaurant Bar - Asmin, which is one of the most exclusive places of Diyarbakir, serves both as a restaurant and a bar. The bar is open till 4 a.m. in the morning. Address: Dr. Selahattin Yazicioglu Cad. Bines Apt. No: 1, Phone: 0412 224 80 73
- Zeynaz - We recommend Zeynaz with its modern atmosphere like a pub for a nice talk in a calm environment accompanied by live music in the evenings and for after work meetings. Address: Ekinciler Cad. Kervansaray Apt. Kat:1 No: 4 Ofis, Phone: 0412 224 80 73
- City Code: 0 412
- Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism: 0 412228 22 15
- Police: 0 412 248 83 55
- Gendarmy: 156
- Police: 155
- Health Emergency: 112