Divan Suites Gaziantep Location and Attractions
The Gaziantep Citadel, which is reputed to date back to the Roman era, dominates the centre of the city, its ramparts protectively surveying its surroundings. The citadel has been restored and rebuilt numerous times by virtually every kingdom and empire to rule the city, including the Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans. The citadel also houses a museum to the heroes who successfully defended the city against the French during the Turkish War of Independence.
Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum
The Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum is home to some of the best-preserved and most striking Roman mosaics in existence. Recovered from the Belkıs-Zeugma archaeological site, these mosaics are housed in what is the world’s largest museum devoted exclusively to mosaics. While the “Gypsy Girl” and the “Birth of Venus” are the highlights of the museum, its extensive collection includes mosaics of scenes from the Trojan War, Poseidon in his chariot and more.
Hasan Süzer Ethnography Museum
The Gaziantep Museum houses an excellent collection of Hittite artefacts, most notably carvings and statuary. The museum also has an impressively large and diverse collection of ancient seals, which shed light on the way that business and government operated in ancient times.
Zincirli Bedesten was built by Hüseyin Pasha in the 18th century and is known locally as the Kara Basamak Bedesteni or the Bazaar of the Black Steps. Housing 80 shops, the bazaar boasts five gates. The four lines of verse inscribed on the south gate were penned by Kusiri.