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Sights of Mersin.

Sights of Mersin.

March 7, 2023

Mersin is a city with a rich past and a unique geographical location. Tourists and locals can not only enjoy the warm sea and gorgeous beaches, but also touch historical monuments and admire the fascinating creations of nature.

1. Kizkalesi Castle (Maiden Fortress).
It is considered a business card of Mersin. It is located 200 meters from the shore in the form of a fortress island. The first mention of Kyzkalesi dates back to the beginning of the 11th century during the reign of Alexy Komnene.
2. Ruins of Salt (Pompeipolis).
The ruins of an ancient Greek city, located just 15 km from the center of Mersin. It was founded in the XIII century BC. In 527, it was destroyed by an earthquake.
3. Eski Mosque.
It was erected in 1870. The total area is 600 sq.m. The mosque has stone walls, one minaret, and the dome is replaced by a two-pitched wooden roof.
4. Mughdat Mosque.
The largest mosque in Mersin, was opened in 1998. It can accommodate more than 5,000 people. This building is made in the Ottoman style and its distinctive feature is six high minarets.
5. Adam Kayalar
Figures of 11 men, 4 women, 2 children and a dog are carved on the steep cliffs. Archaeologists suggest that they were made in the II century and reflect the Roman aristocracy.
6. Yalan Dünya Cave — caves of Hell and Paradise.
The cave of Hell is narrow, once criminals were dumped here; the cave of Paradise is very beautiful, with amazing sunlight, beautiful butterflies fly here, there is vegetation, reservoirs.

7. Yerkepryu Waterfall.
It is located near Mersin on the territory of the picturesque Mut-Ermenek-Gulnar National Park. The name of the waterfall formed by the confluence of two rivers translates as "Bridge of the earth". The height is about 30 meters, the water flows down a steep cliff surrounded by ancient stalactites.
8. Ruins of the Hittite fortress
The oldest monument of Mersin's history. The construction was carried out in the Bronze Age by the Hittite people, and served as a border post and protection from attacks.
9. Mersin Archaeological Museum
All historical artifacts related to the history of the city are collected here.
10. Metrim-Tower Skyscraper
One of the tallest skyscrapers in Turkey (52 floors)— built in 1987.
11. Ashabı Kehf Cave, Tarsus
It is located 14 km from Tarsus, the oldest city comparable in fame to Athens and Alexandria, which according to legend was founded by one of the descendants of Noah. References to the cave are found in the Koran.

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