Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire was a Turkish-ruled state spanning much of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (1299-1922). Connected sites must have visible remains from that era.

Connected Sites

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Al-Ahsa Oasis Qasr Ibrahim in the city center of Al-Hofuf is the main architectural built heritage from the Ottoman period of Al-Hofuf (AB ev)
Al-Hijr Ottoman Fort (built from 1744 to 1757 to protect the pilgrimage route to Mecca)
Aleppo Ruled by Ottomans, remains of that era include Ahmadiyya Madrasa, Ahmad Pasha Khan, Adiliyya Mosque and other mosques and residences
Berat and Gjirokastra Well-preserved Ottoman town.
Budapest Kiraly, Racs, Rudas Baths
Bursa and Cumalikizik birthplace of the Ottoman Empire in the early 14th century, contains tomb of Orhan Ghazi, the founder of the Ottoman dynasty
Damascus Part of empire from 1517-1864. Visible remains for example in Fethiyye Madrasa, Ahmed Semsi Pasha Complex.
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens In 1515, after taking Amid, the Ottoman Empire further developed trade, built new public (commercial, religious and cultural) structures and contributed to the renewal of the city. The Ottoman period extended until 1922. (AB ev)
Erbil Citadel "The Citadel features a peculiar fan-like pattern, dating back to Erbil's late Ottoman phase" (AB ev)
Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town
Historic Cairo Part of empire from 16th century until 1867. Visible remains for example in ornamentation at the Harem Palaces at the Citadel, Ibrahim Agha Mustahfizan House-Waqf e.a.
Historic Jeddah from 1517 to 1916
Istanbul Capital of the Ottoman Empire.
Kasbah of Algiers Ottoman influences
Medina of Tunis
Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge Example of Ottoman architecture and engineering
Mostar Chief administrative city for the Ottoman Empire in the Herzegovina region.
Mystras
Ohrid Region "In the late 14th century Ohrid fell to the Ottoman Empire. The Ottomans converted a number of churches and monasteries into mosques but tolerated the Ohrid Archiepiscopate"
Old City of Acre Ottoman walled town.
Old City of Jerusalem
Paphos The Lusignan manor house that now serves as the Palaipahos Museum, served as the centre of administration for the local Ottoman chiflik and aspects of the building date from this era.
Pergamon The city fell to the Ottomans in 1345, then briefly to the Mongols under Timur before being taken again by the Ottomans under Murat II (1421-1451)(AB ev)
Rhodes After 1522 the island was a possession of the Ottoman Empire for nearly four centuries
Safranbolu
Selimiye Mosque Example of Ottoman architecture in Edirne
Zabid

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