|The Kizlaragasi Han
(Inn), a fine example of 18th-century
Ottoman architecture of the period,
is being restored to its former glory.
The symbol of Izmir, the Saat Kulesi, or Clock Tower, stands in the heart
of the city at Konak Square It was a gift from Sultan Abdulhamid and was
built in 1901 in an elaborately decorated late-Ottoman style The old
Asansor quarter, filled with old restored houses is also know as the
Jewish quarter Dario Moreno Sokagi a the main pedestrian street to the
Asansor itself, which is an elevator that was built in the 19th century At
fifty-one meters in height it provides access between the lower and upper
streets Situated on the upper side, the Asansor restaurant offers a
beautiful view of Izmir.
If you find yourself on Havra Sokak in Kemeralti, be sure to notice the
old buildings and synagogues. Alsancak (Punta), with traditionally
restored houses, has. been converted into a pedestrian promenade with bars,
cafes and restaurants.
Asansor Terrace, Izmir
|In the center of
Cumhuriyet Meydani or Republic Square, is the Ataturk Monument, an
impressive statue of Ataturk sitting on horse and facing the sea. Erected
in 1933, the monument commem- orates the liberation of the city by Turkish
The Flying Dolphins in Karsiyaka is a monument that symbolizes fnendship