Safranbolu Town Conservation
Safranbolu, Turkey
Conservation of a historic town spanning over 1000 years, and visited annually by 200,000 tourists. Safranbolu's well-organized streets, pedestrian zones, and picturesque squares were included in this substantial conservation project. The town's residential buildings are mainly built out of wood and mud brick with stone-bearing ground floors, and the mosques and public bathhouses are constructed out of stone. Local masons and carpenters carried out all restoration work, using the same materials as in the original construction, renovating over 135 historic houses.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

See also:

"City of Safranbolu." UNESCO World Heritage Center Website. http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=614. [Accessed January 16, 2007]
Location
Safranbolu, Turkey
Images & Videos
Events
18th-19th c., conservation 1994
Style Periods
1299-1922
Variant Names
Safranbolu Town Conservation
Building Usages
area conservation
urban design and development