Turkey… Completion of restoration work for “Safranbolu” building


Restoration work has been completed in the historic “Dar Qaim Maqam”, one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Safranbolu, in the state of Karabuk, northwestern Turkey.

Safranbolu enjoys an important global position due to its position on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, “UNESCO”, and is one of the “20 best protected cities in the world.”


The house occupies an important place among the historical houses of Safran Polo, as it was built in the early nineteenth century and consists of two floors.

The house underwent renovation and restoration in 1979, and then it was converted into an educational center before taking its current form as a museum, and it is being restored again by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The mayor of Safranbolu Muhammed Türk Oz said in a statement to reporters after the completion of the restoration work that the house will start receiving visitors and tourists as of next June.

He added that the Qaem Maqam House is one of the most important historical buildings in the region.

He expressed his hope that Safranbolu would witness a good tourist season this summer, with the start of easing restrictions on the fight against Coronavirus.