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About Safranbolu

Safranbolu, which had been one of Turkey's most important trading centers in the past, is the most charming town of Karabük and welcomes thousands of local and foreign tourists each year. Many of the historical buildings in Safranbolu date back to the 1320s. In Safranbolu, located in the north of Karabük, many civilizations such as Lydian, Persians, Hittites and Phrygians lived. You need to spend at least 1-2 days to visit the whole of Safranbolu, which offers a unique experience of culture, historical monuments, houses with oriel windows, cobbled streets and many more natural beauties. You can compare Safranbolu's famous houses to those of Şirince at first sight. The most important features of the houses are the large courtyards, the separate bathrooms in each room in the houses, the wooden embroidered ceilings and the fact that each house is designed and constructed in order not to cut off the light of another. The most important places to visit in Safranbolu are the City History Museum in the Government House built in the 1900s, the Tokatlı Canyon famous for its Silver Old Bazaar, and the Cinci Han and Baths from the Ottoman period.

In Safranbolu, offering a variety of accommodation suitable for every budget, there are also a few houses with oriel windows are serving as a boutique hotel. You can also choose to stay in the center of Karabük. In Safranbolu, which is much more developed and bigger than Karabük center, transportation is usually provided by minibuses and buses. There are many authentic restaurants and cafes where you can experience the Safranbolu cuisine, coming to the forefront with delicious desserts. Safranbolu's most popular restaurants are Gözü Mavi Restaurant and Kadıoğlu Şehzade Sofrası.

Kastamonu Airport is the closest airport to Safranbolu, the biggest and most touristy city of Karabük. You can easily get to Safranbolu by taking the Karabük bus which departs from the arrival terminal of the airport. There are also companies providing intercity bus transportation services from around Turkey to Karabük.

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