Mosques in Safranbolu

There are two historic mosques in the UNESCO World Heritage listed old town of Safranbolu. One is the Köprülü Mehmet Paşa Camii, built in 1661. It sits next to the Yemeniciler Çarşısı, where shoes called yemeni were made.

Köprülü Mehmet Paşa Camii in Safranbolu, Turkey

Köprülü Mehmet Paşa Camii

Köprülü Mehmet Paşa Camii in Safranbolu, Turkey

Köprülü Mehmet Paşa Camii

Köprülü Mehmet Paşa Camii in Safranbolu, Turkey

Köprülü Mehmet Paşa Camii

The other more impressive mosque is the İzzet Mehmet Paşa Camii, built in 1798.

İzzet Paşa Camii in Safranbolu, Turkey

İzzet Paşa Camii

İzzet Mehmet Paşa Camii in Safranbolu, Turkey

İzzet Mehmet Paşa Camii

İzzet Mehmet Paşa Camii in Safranbolu, Turkey

İzzet Mehmet Paşa Camii

İzzet Mehmet Paşa Camii in Safranbolu, Turkey

İzzet Mehmet Paşa Camii

İzzet Paşa Camii in Safranbolu, Turkey

İzzet Paşa Camii

In the courtyard of the mosque is the grave of İzzet Mehmet Paşa, a former Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire.

İzzet Mehmet Paşa Türbesi in Safranbolu, Turkey

İzzet Mehmet Paşa Türbesi

From the courtyard, you can also look down on the Demirciler Çarşısı (Ironsmith’s Bazaar), where many handmade metal goods are sold. Outside of the mosque you can see old Roman foundations through a fence.

Demirciler Çarşısı in Safranbolu, Turkey

Demirciler Çarşısı

Demirciler Çarşısı in Safranbolu, Turkey

Demirciler Çarşısı

Roman foundations in Safranbolu, Turkey

Roman foundations

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