MARDIN ON THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST -2023
MARDIN ON THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST-2023
A cultural mosaic and the pearl of the Southeast, Mardin, as one of the destinations of Mesopotamia, makes the travelers feel like they are on a trip in history. There are buildings belonging to different civilizations on the streets of Mardin. You should know that Turks, Assyrians, Yazidis, Kurds and Arabs have lived here for centuries. You can also call Mardin a cultural blend, as it has hosted many civilizations throughout history. While the winter seasons are very cold in Mardin, the summers are dry and crowded. In addition, you may have some difficulty in planning, as it gets dark around 5 in winter and places such as museums, monasteries and ruins close early. For this reason, you should visit Mardin in April, May, September and October.
The city looks like a painting because houses, mosques, churches, bridges and all other structures in Mardin are made of nahit stone. Since most of the hotels are made of this stone, you will hear that some of them are called historical mansions. Apart from the hotels with historical texture, there are also normal hotels. If you want to stay in a hotel made of nahit stones, you should choose the Old Mardin region. However, you may find it difficult to find low-priced hotels here, and you may have trouble parking a car as it is a place with narrow streets. If you prefer Mardin's miniature Midyat region, you can find stone hotels here as well. Hotel prices range from middling to high, just like in Old Mardin. Finally, the New Mardin (Yenişehir) region comes. The area is also called the city center. You see estates and normal houses in this area, but there are nice restaurants to eat at. However, if you are coming to the city for the first time, the Old Mardin region reflects the spirit of Mardin much better.
Syriac dishes and local dishes are among the prominent dishes in Mardin cuisine. Dishes in Mardin cuisine are made with pepper, tomato paste and plenty of spice. You can witness that the meals are served on silver or copper trays in the Mardin cuisine, which has meat-based menus. In this way, both a visual feast and a feast of taste are offered. Assyrian wine, stuffed kibbe, lebeniye soup, genadir soup, harire dessert, stuffed eggplant, accin, zingil dessert, kişk soup, kahiye dessert, Mardin pastry (kilçe), Çağla meal, muhammara, sembusek, walnut pastry, cheese halva, ribs Stuffed, ikbebet, Mardin kebab with onions or boiled meatballs are local delicacies you can try in Mardin. In addition, the foods that can be bought from Mardin can be listed as walnut sausage, almond candy, rusks, doughnuts, dried eggplant, pepper, spices, legumes or roasted chickpeas. When you go to Mardin, Hanzade Breakfast & Cafe, Kardesler Wood Oven Oven, Matador Bakery Oven, Cercis Murat Mansion, Kebapçı Yusuf Usta, Kasrı Kaya (Ciğerci Yusuf), Kebapçı Rıdo, Şahin Tepesi Restaurant, Bağdadi Restaurant, Dobo Restaurant, Çağ Urfa Sofrası and do not forget to visit well-known places such as Antik Sur Cafe & Restaurant.
You need to spare at least 3-4 days to visit Mardin. Mardin Castle, Midyat Clock Tower, Mardin Streets, Mardin Houses, Sakıp Sabancı Mardin City Museum, Mardin Museum, Mardin Midyat City Museum, Midyat State Guesthouse, Hadjin Şehmus Mete Mansion, Kayseriye Bazaar, Revakli Bazaar, Mardin Coppersmiths Bazaar, Cumhuriyet Square, You can see popular and symbolic places/structures such as Beyazsu, Gurs Valley, Turabdin Plateau, Gümüşova Cave, Sea Cave (Derik), Linyevri Şifa Cave (Midyat), Germ-i Ab Spa (Dargeçit), Emir Bath, Savurkapı Radviyye Bath.