Outdoor Activities in Gaziantep

Outdoor activities in Gaziantep are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Gaziantep comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Gaziantep and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Gaziantep has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Gaziantep.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Gaziantep:

  1. Gaziantep Castle

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    Gaziantep Castle

    Church, Mosque, River, Observatory

    Sitting right in the middle of the city is the mysterious yet intimidating castle of Gaziantep. What was supposed to be just an observation tower in the Roman period eventually became a humongous structure that it is now. Its present form was given to it by a Byzantine emperor in the sixth century. 100 metres in diameter and 1200 metres in width, this castle has 12 towers and bastions. Highligh...Read more
  2. Gaziantep Zoo

    Wildlife Park, Zoo, Aquarium, Cafe

    Gaziantep Zoo is one of the biggest in Turkey. This place is a perfect destination for those accompanied by kids. The infrastructure here is world class and the collection of all kinds of animals, humongous. And it is not only the variety of wildlife that you will be struck by, it is also how beautifully the place has been maintained. Highlights and must sees include: The bird pavilion The aqu...Read more
  3. Rumkale

    Church, Mosque, Cave, River

    RumKale is a fortress on the river Euphrates. It means- Roman Castle. In its past it has been a home to Armenian and Byzentine warlords. It has also housed the supreme head of the Armenian Church. This fortress had been captured by the Egyptians towards the end of the thirteenth century. Surrounded by water, this huge structure is accessible only by boats. Highlights include: The boat ride The...Read more
  4. Kurtulus Cami Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site, Garden, Historical Site

    This is a famous religious site in Gaziantep and one of the most sacred in the whole of Turkey. It was built in the year 1892 and did go through a lot of problems due to the turbulent history of the city. But recently they have taken to restore the place. Not only is the place known for its religious reach but also for its strong architecture. Also the construction is unique. The walls of the b...Read more
  5. Hasansuzer Ethnography Museum

    Nature, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Located on the Hanifoglu Street in the Bey ward of Gaziantep is this unique museum. The building was originally a house that had had a lot of owners. By the time businessman HasanSuzen bought it in the year 1985, it was in a terrible condition. He then donated it to the municipality of the city and since then they have worked hard on it to turn it into a museum. The building has 3 floors, all f...Read more
  6. Yesemek Open Air Museum

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    Yesemek Open Air Museum

    Library, Museum, Outdoors, Village

    On a hill near Yesemek village is an open air museum. The hill is actually a Hittite stone quarry, since the year 1375 BC. And on it is found a volcanic derivative- Basalt. For over 600 years, this quarry has churned out basalt blocks. Out of them were made various life-size artistic models. Some were completed, some still stand incomplete. This place will take you back to the ages when skilled...Read more
  7. Dulukbaba Tabiat Parki

    National Park, Historical Site, Cafe, Fountain

    This is the biggest man-made national park in Turkey. Situated on the outskirts of Gaziantep, in a place called Duluk, this recreation centre has it all that you need to do on your holidays. Especially if you are accompanied by children, this place is a must visit. You can arrange your own picnic; get the tents, the BBQ equipments. You can roam around, play, swim or just sleep on the grass. The...Read more