Things to do ?
Eat Antep Kebaps, Baklava and other Desserts in Antep:The food varieties of Gaziantep had always been at a privileged status among the worldwide and countrywide food varieties with the richness of traditions and local appetite throughout years. İçli köfte, çiğ köfte, sour small meatballs, meatball with malhıta (lentil), small meatball with yogurt are the original local meat meal varieties.
The province is famous with its kebab varieties such as; kuşbaşı kebab, kıyma (mince meat) kebab, patlıcan (aubergine) kebab, soğan (onion) kebab, simit kebab and ciğer (liver) (cırtlak) kebab.
Among other local meal varieties, yuvarlama, lahmacun (pancake with spicy meat), karışık dolma (mixed vegetable stuff), maş soup, beyran, şiveydiz, yaprak sarması (leaf wrapping), çağla meal, kabaklama, börk meal, doğrama, kaburga dolması (rib stuff), alinazik, yoğurtlu patates (potato with yogurt), künefe, burmalı kadayıf and Antepfıstığı (pistachio) paste could be counted
Visit Gaziantep Archeology Museum: The museum hosts ceramic pieces from Neolithic Age, various objects, figures, seals from Calcolithic and Bronze Age, stone and bronze objects, jewelry, ceramics, coins, glass objects from Urartu, Hittite, Persian, Roman and Byzantium periods, the bones and remains of a Mammoth, mosaics with high art values, statues and tomb steles obtained from the ancient city of Belkıs (Zeugma).
Another attractive section in the museum is the Technology Section and Nostalgia display cabinet. In these sections, the cameras, old radios, gramophones, typewriters, old sewing machines, century old wall clocks and old postcards displaying the development of Gaziantep are exhibited.
Museum Tel: (+ 90 - 342) 231 11 71
Address: Kamil Ocak Avenue No: 2 Şehit Kamil
Open hours to visit: 08.30a.m - 12.00a.m / 13.00p.m - 16.45p.m
Open days to visit: Everyday except Mondays
Visit Antep Castle:Gaziantep Castle is one of the beautiful samples of the castles that could withstand the destruction of time. The definite period of construction and its original inhabitants are unclear.
There are some rumors about the castle's origin as it was initially constructed as a frontier watch tower in Roman period and extended in time to become a castle and attained the current form in the Byzantine Emperor Justinianus period in 6th century A.D. The ruins of a bath, cisterns, small mosque and various other structures are located inside the castle.
Hours of Visit: 08.30a.m - 12.00a.m / 13.00p.m - 16.45p.m