Germiyan Sokağı

Kütahya has a small collection of nicely restored Ottoman mansions. The best ones sit along cobblestoned Germiyan Sokağı.

After walking down from Kütahya Kalesi, I wandered through the bazaar area on my way to Germiyan Sokağı. It was a nice glimpse into the life of locals.

Bazaar in Kütahya, Turkey

Bazaar

At the end of the bazaar I found the Germiyan Sokağı. At the beginning, most of the homes were crumbling or being restored. The only restored home among them was the Alopaşalı Şeker Konağı, which is being used as an art gallery.

Germiyan Sokağı in Kütahya, Turkey

Germiyan Sokağı

Alopaşalı Şeker Konağı on Germiyan Sokağı in Kütahya, Turkey

Alopaşalı Şeker Konağı

Germiyan Sokağı in Kütahya, Turkey

Germiyan Sokağı

The further along the street I walked, the nicer it got. The first important one is the Mehmet Gürsoy Ceramic Workshop. He makes tiles the traditional Turkish way and has been designated a UNESCO Living Human Treasure. Across the street is the Cemile Gül Sanat Galerisi, which is a gallery with a home and fashion collection.

Mehmet Gürsoy Ceramic Workshop on Germiyan Sokağı in Kütahya, Turkey

Mehmet Gürsoy Ceramic Workshop

Cemile Gül Sanat Galerisi on Germiyan Sokağı in Kütahya, Turkey

Cemile Gül Sanat Galerisi

The next mansions are the Hanedan Konağı (a restaurant), the Ispartalılar Konağı (a hotel and restaurant), and the Germiyan Konağı (an upscale restaurant serving Ottoman cuisine).

Ispartalılar Konağı on Germiyan Sokağı in Kütahya, Turkey

Ispartalılar Konağı

Germiyan Konağı on Germiyan Sokağı in Kütahya, Turkey

Germiyan Konağı

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