Yesemek Open Air Museum

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  • Address: EsemekKoyuIslahiye, Islahiye, Gaziantep, Turkey
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 2 TRY
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Museums, Outdoors, Village, Cafe, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

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 workmen were also part-time artisans. And good ones at that! The drive from Gazianteep will take a little more than 2 hours, but it’s totally worth it. All the history and mineral enthusiasts will have a ball. Highlights include:

  • Lions sphinxes and other models
  • A gentle stream
  • An outdoor studio
  • A friendly staff
  • Exhibits of the contemporary and modern artists
  • A cafeteria and a small library

  • A few unpaved roads on the way to this place. Prepare for a bumpy ride.
  • More than a 2 hour ride from Gaziantep. Do not plan for this on a busy day.

  • Hire a taxi from Gaziantep.

  • Esnaflar Cay Ocagi
  • Keklik Kebap Evi
  • Kiraathane

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  • Yesemek Open Air Museum Address: EsemekKoyuIslahiye, Islahiye, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Yesemek Open Air Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Yesemek Open Air Museum Price: 2 TRY
  • Best time to visit Yesemek Open Air Museum(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Yesemek Open Air Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 38.03% of people who visit Gaziantep include Yesemek Open Air Museum in their plan

  • 56% of people start their Yesemek Open Air Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Yesemek Open Air Museum

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Yesemek Open Air Museum

People normally also visit Rumkale while planning their trip to Yesemek Open Air Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • One of the must see site in the region. Find Haydar bey to get very satisfactory guidance. There are 509 sculptures of various types, lions, females, gods, all carved at this site. The museum served as an art school and production facility.

  • We were glad we decided to follow the signs to this place. Quite incredible with so much information and a very informative guide to show us around some of the important sections. We had been wondering where all the statues and relief carvings had come from in the other ancient sites we had visited (Karatepe, Tilmen Höyük).

  • An Unbelievable area waiting to be discovered

  • Gaziantep merkezden buraya kadar 1.5 saat yol gittik, ne için ? Dünyanın en büyük heykel atölyesiymiş. Eğer Antep’e yolunuz düşerse Zeugma müzesinde buradan çıkan en görülmeye değer heykelleri zaten görüyorsunuz. 1.5 saatin sonunda o kadar büyük, o kadar harika birşeylerle karşılaşmayı beklerken yan tarafında ineklerin otladığı, heykellerden birşey anlamadığınız bir mekana giriyorsunuz. Müzenin görevlisi Ali amcayla gidin çay için tabi, ama müzeyi göreceğiz diye o kadar yol çekmeyin.

  • Yesemek Açık Hava Müzesi ve Heykel Atölyesi,İslâhiye ilçesinin 22 km. güneydoğusunda,Yesemek Köyü yakınındaki bir yamaçta bulunmaktadır.Bazalt taşlarından oluşmaktadır.M.Ö. 14.-7. yüzyıl arasında,taş ocağı ve heykel işleme atölyesiydi.Çoğunluğunu kapı aslanlarının oluşturduğu 300 den fazla yontu taslağının sergilendiği müzede ayrıca sfenksler,savaş arabası,av sahnesi kabartmaları vardır.Doğal güzelliği de ayrı bir özelliğidir.

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