Top Historical Places in Diyarbakir

Are you looking to explore the history of Diyarbakir through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Diyarbakir including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Diyarbakir. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Diyarbakir ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Diyarbakir, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Diyarbakir for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Diyarbakir with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. City Walls

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    The City Walls surrounding Diyarbakir blend together medieval architecture and military structures. It is second longest man-made structure after the Great Wall of China. They are popularly regarded as the ‘Black Mountains’ owing to their mega size and thickness. They are located close to an extinct volcano and basalt has been used as construction material in the walls.  The ci...Read more
  2. Diyarbakir Ulu Camii

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Mesopotamia is often referred to as the cradle of neo-civilization and the Diyarbakir Ulu Camii is an existing symbol of Anatolia’s rich heritage. Located in Turkey’s religious capital, the mosque is one of the oldest and slated as fifth holiest in Islam for worship. Diyarbakir Ulu Camii was built by the Seljuk emperor, Malik-Shah in 1091. Highly influenced by Damascus’ Ummaya...Read more
  3. St. Giragos Armenian Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    The Armenian legacy lives on in Diyarbakir through the St. Giragos Church. The church has been out of use for most of the last century and has recently been renovated and restored to its former glory. The St. Giragos Armenian Church of the 17th century is now a permanent place of worship with an Armenian museum. It is Turkey’s first church to be revived completely and the first in An...Read more
  4. Se'man Kosku

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Memorial, War Memorial

    One of the most spacious and airy buildings in Diyarbakir is the Se'man Kosku. Built in 15th century to house the tired pilgrims and soldiers, the site is a popular lodge with kiosks, refreshment centres and a full-fledged cafeteria. Se'man Kosku was built during the reign of Aq Qoyunlu Dynasty bearing a striking resemblance to all monuments built by them. Lined by tall trees and a fountain, th...Read more
  5. Meryem Ana Kilisesi Dengbej Evi

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Architecture

    The influence of Syrian architecture is seen in the 3rd Century Assyrian Orthodox Church, Meryem Ana Kilisesi Dengbej Evi. It is very close to the Old Town of Diyarbakir. The church was once the seat of the East Patriarch dating back to the early period of Christianity. The church is known for its ‘Wishing wall’ culture and celebration of Mary's Dormition/Assumption. Located on Mt. ...Read more