Antalya Traditional Kaleiçi Houses

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Parking area: Yes

 

Entrance fee: No

 

Closed days: No

 

Distance from Antalya Republic Square (City Center): 700 m. ( CumhuriyetSt.)

 

Distance from Antalya international airport: 13.5 km ( Mersin – Antalya Road/Serik St./D400 and Aspendos Blv.)

 

Distance from Antalya bus station: 9.5 km ( Dumlupınar Blv. and 100 Yıl Blv.)

 

Importance and general aspects:

The houses of Kaleiçi, which have survived to the present day, are the structures built in the 19th and 20th centuries, except for a few apartments built afterwards. These houses, which are generally intended for large families to live together, are used for sheltering, especially for cultural and commercial purposes. All of them are designed as two floors and generally wood is used as material. The rooms on the upper floor, facing the street, have large windows called bay windows. On the front facades of the houses and generally under the roof and bay window, ivy branches made of plaster relief, moon and star, flowers and landscapes are seen. There are Corinthian column heads on the corner walls of the houses16.

 

How to get there

There are 2 faster options in order to reach; by car or by taxi. Apart from these, you can arrive by walking to this area as there is a short distance (only 700 m.) from the city center.

 

 

What to do?

 

It is possible to visit here during the cultural event and take the photo of this historical artifacts. Also It is possible to stay for the night in traditional Kaleiçi houses, taste traditional tastes in the restaurant and have fun at the bars.

 

What to eat?

 

There are lots of restaurants and bars mostly serving fish, traditional tastes, snacks and other delicious foods and drink to visitors.

 

What to buy?

 

Small and big sized shops selling souvenirs, jewelery, clothing, leather and carpet can be found around Kaleiçi Houses.

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