Odunpazarı is a historic part of Eskişehir where the Turks traditionally lived. It’s filled with several very nicely restored Ottoman homes, many of which serve as restaurants, shops, or bed and breakfasts. Odunpazarı is a short walk south of the city center.
Odunpazarı begins with a wide open square. From there, the best thing to do is wander through the cobblestoned streets to admire colorful homes like the ones seen above.
One notable home is the İsmail Alkılıçgil Fotoğraf Evi. It is a photography museum with great photos of old Eskişehir. It was named after a photographer who lived in the house until his death in 2003. Another is the Beylerbeyi Konağı, which has a pharmacy museum inside.
An Ottoman mosque, Kurşunlu Cami, is located in Odunpazarı. It was built in 1525 and still has the kitchens from the old mosque complex. For a virtual tour of the mosque, click here. For a virtual tour of the complex, click here.