Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

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Corridor: Via Anatolia
Country: Turkey, Mugla
Type: Vernacular Architecture
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Vernacular Architecture
World Heritage:
Middle AgesVernacular ArchitectureVernacular Architecture

The Antique and Byzantine heritage was transformed during the 13th-19th centuries through the Middle Ages. The urban pattern reflects an organization of neighborhoods with mescids from the 13th-14th centuries, among which the oldest monument is the Great Mosque. The town acquired the identity of a typical settlement in 15th century. The houses are arranged on two-storeys around a courtyard, with solid walls facing the street and windows opening inwards. The organic street pattern ending in cul-de-sacs, white-washed walls and chimneys are some of the most characteristic elements.

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