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Abbara

Only donkeys and mules can navigate the old city’s narrow, steep streets, although porters are also used to transport goods. Lined with rows of houses, the labyrinthine streets of Mardin are connected to each other via covered passageways known as ‘abbara’. The term is derived from the Arabic word for a closed or gloomy space. The abbara wind between and ... Read More »

Monumental Structures found in Mardin

Mardin is a city of great attraction both for its unusual location and its preserved traditional architecture. While wandering along the main street and through a maze of alleys, stairs and passages (under the houses) called “abbara” by the locals, the visitor will discover the bazaar with its different guilds, a succesion of well preserved, traditional stone-carved houses reflecting all ... Read More »