Isa bey mosque is one of the best and important example which reflects the end of the Seljuk Empire period in late 14 C A.D. In addition, this mosque bears the imprint of Umayyad mosque in Damascus in which is one of the Islamic centers for scientists and scholars. The marble and tiles here make almost a harmonial visiual feast those who want to visit. The ruler , Aydinoglu Isa bey, conducted to the architect in order to reflect the splendeur and strength of the empire so the architect made a great effort to create such a beauty. Isa bey mosque is an announcement against to the power of Ephesus and the creativity of Artemis as if saying I am also here centuries after.
Uncorrupted purity even today, the virgin land, Safranbolu dated back Ottoman Period is a part of the paradise due to not only its natural beauty but also its incredible old bazaar including many various little bazaars named as Arasta side by side.
In early days, this wonderful bazaar was an important Trade Centre containing numerous workplaces which cover approximately 10-15 m2 fields. Many stores such as iron working, forging, shoemaking, saddle and copper work were found as a guild, the basic medieval manufacturing organization here. Thus, the streets of Safranbolu Bazaar are called and classified according to handwork like Shoemaker House, Saddlers House, Merchant House and Butchers House, which causes that the people can easily find all kinds of handicrafts and materials in the magnificent bazaar.
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