The famous city walls of Diyarbakir
Diyarbakır is surrounded by an almost intact, dramatic set of high walls of black basalt forming a 5.5 km (3.4 mi) circle around the old city. There are four gates into the old city and 82 watch-towers on the walls, which were built in antiquity, restored and extended by the Roman emperor Constantius in 349.
Culture and history
We visit the monuments of the city of Diyarbakir the citadel that Seldjuks and Ottomans modified; the caravansary of Deliller (16th C.); the Ulu mosque (12th C.); the medressa of Masudiye.