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    Houses of Safranbolu: Safranbolu is a model city that maintains all features of traditional Turkish social life within an urban scale, and presents its historical and cultural works to all people. With its rich cultural heritage and success in the conservation of this heritage, Safranbolu has gained the reputation of a world city and ensured its place in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

    The Hıdırlık Hill Panorama: Anyone who comes to Safranbolu has to see the panoramic view of the city from the top of Hıdırlık Hill, the place that explains the city best.

    Kaymakamlar Museum House:  This museum house is the perfect example of a Turkish house, displaying the most typical features of the Safranbolu houses. It is estimated that the Kaymakamlar Museum House was built in the early 19th century. Even though implied by its name, the house is not inhabited by governors (kaymakamlar). The owner of the Kaymakamlar Museum House is Hacı Mehmet Efendi, a commander of the Safranbolu casern.

    The Clock tower: The Clock Tower is situated in the Castle in the centre of the valley, which displays all historical works of Safranbolu. Sultan Selim III's Grand Vizier to Safranbolu, İzzet Mehmet Paşa, had the Clock Tower built in the years 1794-1797. The Safranbolu Clock Tower is one of the oldest functioning clock towers in our country that is accessible.

    Anatolian Clock Tower Miniatures: This miniature exhibition in Safranbolu has gathered a collection of characteristic Ottoman clock tower miniatures, carrying the traces of that cultural period. “The Anatolian Miniature Clock Towers Museum” project was realized in order to present a collection of characteristic clock towers built in Anatolia which carry the cultural features of the Ottoman era. The project is exhibited in the garden of the historical city museum of Safranbolu, which is famous for its historical mansions.

    Cinci Inn: The Cinci Inn is situated in the Çeşme Neighbourhood in the centre of Safranbolu.  During the time of Sultan Ibrahim; Kazasker to Rumelia Cinci Hoca (Hüseyin) became powerful and rich. So, he built this grandiose structure in his hometown Safranbolu.

    Yemeniciler Arasta Bazaar: The large size of the Cinci Inn, which was built in the centre of the city in the 17th century, is an important proof of the function of the city. In its initial years Inn consisted of 63 chambers and camel stables. Thus, the Bazaar of Safranbolu was instrumental in the birth of various trade and production venues around the inn. 

    Blacksmiths and Coppersmiths Bazaar: This market place, established on both sides of the Akçasu River, beneath the İzzet Mehmet Pasha Mosque, is the only active guild market where hot and cold forging handicraft is carried out. The coppersmiths and the tinsmiths are also settled in this bazaar.

    The Bulak Mencilis Cave: It is located within the borders of the Bulak village, about 8km from the centre of Safranbolu. With a length of 600m it is Türkiye's fourth-longest cave. Only the first 400 meters are open to visitors. The stalagmites, stalactites, travertines, small lakes and underground water wells make it a natural wonder.  

    Yörük Köyü (Nomad Village) Tour: This “Museum Village” is 11km away from Safranbolu and can be reached by highway. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism placed the village under conservation protection in 1997, as it is a real Turkoman Village and also because of its stunning historical buildings. It is a small model of Safranbolu, and has 93 registered monuments.

    İncekaya Aqueduct and The Crystal Terrace: The glass sightseeing platform was established to contribute to tourism in Safranbolu. It is 11m wide and established at a height of 80m, with a capacity to carry 75 tons of weight. The glass platform, which cannot even be destroyed by a rocket projectile, consists of 3 pieces of 3cm thick three-layered glass, each of which can carry up to 750 kilograms. The 100 square meters terrace has the capacity to hold up to 400 people at a time, but only 30 are allowed at once, which allows us to enjoy the unique view of the Tokatlı Canyon.