Manisa is an eye-catching modern city with an extensive past in the western Aegean district of Anatolia, Turkey. Manisa is 20m northeast of Izmir. In ancient times it was known as Magnesia ad Sipylum. Its olden times goes back to 500 BC but the first known arrangement time was back to the 14th century BC. Now modern Manisa is a thriving middle of a trade and armed forces, privileged by its imminence to the international. It is an attractive state full of mother nature and worth visiting the city.
10) Archaeological Museum of Manisa
Archeological museum of Manisa is located in the momentous kulliye of Muradiye mosque and the museum was opened for visitors on 29 October 1937. Objet d’art from traditional Sardes, Magnesia and other provincial towns from local and district are displayed here. The museum exhibits cover from the early times to the 20th century. In the museum’s collection, there is a wealthy culture of the districts that begins from the bronze age until the Byzantine Period’s end. There are also sculptures of gods worshipped from different civilizations, the wall painting with peacock carried from the domed grave in Sardis, Mary – Christ, limestone reliefs of the archangels Gabriel and Michael, silvery bible case and sculpture dedicated to all kinds of sculpture.
9) Muradiye Mosque
“Mimar Sinan” architectural mastermind is fine and accurate that demonstrates at this beautiful mosque, which was specially made by Sultan Murat III and built between 1583 and 1585. Later than flattering its doppelganger minarets and face portico, entrance through the lavishly ornamented door, an accomplishment of inlaid marble and wood, you’ll be tackled by the most fine-looking of all ottoman mosque interiors with an abundance of Iznik tiles and fragile blemished glass. Its mihrab indicates the direction of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. There are many tombs of early Ottoman sultans, princes, princess, and sultans.
8) Niobe (The weeping rock)
When you are visiting Manisa there is no chance that you might not hear about Niobe, the crying rock. It has a bizarre story behind it and attracts a lot of tourists towards itself. It is located in Manisa between Spil Mountain and Yamanlar. According to the Greek legends, there was a Manisa da Niobe named the woman who was transformed into a rock by the god to ease her pain. According to the mythology, Noibe shows off more fertility than Leto, who was the powerful goddess at that time. Niobe was so proud of herself and she had so many children. Noibe had twelve children, six sons, and six daughters and on the other hand, Leto just had two children. Leto gave the command to her children to slaughter all the kids of Niobe. Many people used to say that the rock still cries for all the mess made in the past years.
7) Yoğurtçu Castle
Yogurtcu Castle is well-known as Yogurtcu Kalesi or Kale, situated on a south hill of the rural community of Uzunburun, in the province of Manisa. Its current name Yogurtcu was given in modern centuries as it is said to decode to ‘yogurt maker’. There are many stories behind the name of this castle, one of them is yogurt and milk, that was used to make the field gun for the walls. Another story goes like this that during the ottoman empire, the place was used by locals to create or store yogurt. Though several Roman relics were found here, Yogurtcu Castle is surely a medieval structure, constructed by the Byzantines throughout the 13th century as a provision against the Arab attacks into their region. It was manufactured on a planned point overlooking the valley of the ancient Hermos River but now, known as the Gediz River. During the Ottoman era, the castle was mostly shattered. Yogurtcu Castle was actually an equipped monastery, called Sosandra by the Byzantines. Though there are no traces of church. The castle has not been unearthed yet.
6) Sardis Synagogue
Sardis Synagogue is a synagogue situated in province Manisa, Turkey. Sardis was ruled by various foreign monarchs until its integration into the Roman empire in 133 BC. The city provides the managerial center of the Roman province of Lydia. Sardis was rebuilt after the disastrous earthquake in Lydia in17 AD as its ruins tell the story of the city. In the third century BC, Sardis accepted to have achieved its Jewish citizen group, when King Antiochus III 223–187 BC persuaded Jews from assorted nations, including Babylonia. The artifacts of the synagogue are presented in various museums of Turkey. Sardis Synagogue is considered one of the most important parts of the Manisa if you didn’t visit the site you might be missing something worth visiting.
An ancient Greek city called “Pelopia” in 290 BC, it was identified by Seleukos Nikator Thyateira. At that time the city was the main agreement of the Lydian state and the Sovereignty of Pergamon. Thyateira dates back to the ancient bronze age. The city which emerged to be an interlaced middle in ancient times was essential both in conditions of marketable and military features as it was a point where the roads in the area traversed. Bits and pieces from the unearth digging of the city called “Tepe Cemetery”, was visited as the position where the Thyatira Church was situated, can be seen from 7km of the earliest periods of Christianity. It carries a significant perspective in expressions of religious tourism.
4) Sabuncuoğlu History of Medicine and Surgery Museum
Sabuncuoğlu Museum might be the perfect place for medical students and doctors. No one ever thought to see a museum based on medical and surgical equipment as it is the best to place to explore the history of medical sciences. The 703-year-old Amasya Darüşşifası (Bimarhane) opened its doors to Sabuncuoglu Museum of Medicine and Surgery History Museum in September 2011 as part of the Amasya Municipality Cultural Directorate. Ilhanlilar provided Anatolian citizens as an imperative place where the patients were taken care of throughout the Ottoman Empire and the Anatolian Seljuks era. In last 11 years, it was used as a training center and after the verdict of the Mayor, it was opened to the community in 2011 as an expert and thematic museum devoted to Amasya Sabuncuoğlu Şerefeddin (1385-1470), one of the most significant doctors of Fatih Sultan Mehmet age.
3) Kula Peribacaları
Kula Peribacaları is situated in the rural community of Burgas 16 km away. It is a strange natural site with a mystifying feature. Kula and its atmosphere have a volcanic geographical formation. On the higher part of the Gediz River, there is natural incidence of fairy chimneys produced by the result of heat transformation, wind, rain, and corrosion. Gediz Valley generates wonderful scenery in lighter shades. By a municipal party, this place is declared as a natural monument. It is an enjoyment to climb the marvel of the mother nature. This region has been affirmed and conserved as a natural spot of peribacas. This region, which is acknowledged as a natural site, is based on 37.5 hectares.
2) Manisa Relief
This huge roughly sculpture like is about 8m in height and 4.5m in width, situated in Sipylus Mountain near Manisa in the region of Akpinar. The poorly damaged out relief emerges to be a placed figure, carved into a huge niche. In ancient times, it was considered to be a seated goddess. Though the current agreement shows between numerous researchers is that a shape is a man with a beard, probably a Hittite mountain is a representation of a God. There are two inscriptions on right and left, the left one also emerges in Gezbeli and Imamkulu monuments, even though it is less liable to be a situation to the similar person. About 3m right on the top, there is a second inscription engraved on the rock. There is no way to date the monument to a sure time or era but 13th or 14th century BC is normally acknowledged. The Hittite monument has a well-liked attraction now and in ancient times. In olden times it was believed to have been a symbol of the Goddess Kybele and citizens used to worship this monument.
Do you wish to do shopping and buy some souvenirs for friends and family? Then Manisa’s one the biggest shopping center is Magnesia, which is one of the famous and beautiful malls. It presents the most up-to-date inclinations of entertainment, fashion, taste and new experiences to differentiate consumer at the similar point in the world. It makes over each new day into a bright start, filled with thrill and enthusiasm for everybody. Magnesia recommends you new thrill and experience about shopping, cafes, movies, leisure, restaurants and enjoyment. Since its like one in all features, the mall attracts many tourists from all over the world.