Mardin is a poetical city which gives the impression standing the time with architecture, ethnographic, archeological, historical and visual values, in Turkey. This city blends different culture and their built. Mardin is like an outdoor museum
Mardin Castle which called eagle’s home, lived victories and disappointments. A king called Şah Buhari who adored the sun, stayed the Mardin Castle. The patient king recovered when staying this castle. Therefor Şah Buhari lived here throughout 12 years. After, he sited the people of Pers and Babel in Mardin. Eagle Castle was the source of inspiration a lot of poets that this castle bursted onto the scene. If you look the South of Eagle Castle in the night, you can mistake stairs for thousands of light at piedmont else.
If you go to Mardin, you should see Kasımiye Madrassah. Running water where is in yard of masrassah, symbolizes sufistic presentment. The current tells the person life from birth till death. The outfall speak for youth, the thin rabbet speak for spiral spring and the dropsy speak for death in pool. After, This water is transferred to soil with raceway. Also that speak for refresh from the soil. That is to say great confusion.
The Mary Church which was built from the patriarch of Antakya in 1895, gives service as museum at the present time. The domicile of patriarch and the pulpit exhibit different image with bunch of grapes patterns which are made out of wooden.
The Deyrulzafaran Priory which is built in 5th century after christ, have got wonderfull architecture. Also this priory was abode of assyrian orthodox until 1932. The priory called Deyrulzafaran ( saffron ) due to the saffrons were brought up around the priory after the 15th century.
We offer, you should glance handicrafts in this city. You can buy original gifts to your loved ones.
How can you go Mardin?
The flights are from Istanbul to Mardın everyday or you can go to Mardin by mainroad.
What should you eat?
The kitchen of the Mardin is so rich so as to harbor a lot of culture. If you go to the restaurant in Mardin, you absolutely taste Lebeniye soap, Malzum, Kibbe, Mardin style steak tartar a la turca, walnuts on a string dipped in starch grape molasses and prerequisite for Turkish Kebab.
Have a nice trip!