Vareltzidaina's House
Vareltzidaina's House
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This is a 17th century Turkish merchant's house, recently renovated and now open to the public. Petra's #2 sight after the church
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Kilian D
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Go here if you are interested in architecture or Greek history. The entrance fee is 3€ which absolutely is not worth what you get. Students are free which is why I rated it 4 stars. Not worth to go in here with family!
Written 19 July 2021
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Ziellona
91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The door were closed so I didnt come inside. However this is one of the oldest houses in Petra with interesting construction. Worth to see if you are nearby (means in Petra)
Written 3 October 2019
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MarkNicky
Tamworth, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Interesting place to spend half an hour. Very cheap, worth a visit if you like historical buildings.
Written 29 July 2019
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Ivo Miren
Lopean, Bulgaria2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Visited the place last summer and I really enjoyed my stay, would visit again whenever I can. I loved Lesvos
Written 25 February 2019
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victor545
Bucharest, Romania80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
A nice sample of civil Ottoman architecture is Vareltzidaina's House, the house of a wealthy Turkish vine merchant.
It is indeed interesting to have a realistic idea about the domestic life in the late Ottoman Empire (about 1800), to see the disparity of space used by males and by females, the lack of mobile furniture and of toilets. Unfortunately, one of most relevant part of the house, the balconies, are not accessible to visitors. It is really regrettable, as the view from balconies was usually the typical view of the world accessible to a Muslim woman, as her access in public spaces was severely restricted.
Useless to say that this small museum has no toilet, and the curator encourages you to use the toilet of the nearby internet cafe.
Written 16 October 2018
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Sean H
Newport, UK328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Only a half our walk around, but a nice piece of preserved local history. I've seen houses like this in Romania and it shows the influence of cultural spread in the region.
Well maintained and presented, but possibly would have benefited from some more descriptions of the local day to day life and use of the house and especially the lives of the occupants. But worth a visit
Written 2 October 2018
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Julieta Souza
Brasilia, DF34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
very interesting place to visit. It is well preserved, it is beautiful, pleasant, the staff is nice. It is possible to understand the importance of this place by the information provided.
Written 14 September 2018
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lrgacd
Lancaster, PA66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
For someone from outside the region, this was a very informative museum. It is a restored merchant's home from the 1600's. Very interesting to see how other cultures were living during this time period. The ground floor of the home was used for business and the living quarters were above that. Most furniture was built in and not movable. There were some fine original paintings on the walls and ceilings and written explanations of each area. I appreciated the map and photos showing where similar buildings are found today. It helped put the expanse of the Turkish culture into perspective. And you certainly cannot beat the price. Beware it is not air conditioned so best to visit in the morning.
Written 14 August 2018
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Giorgis L
Petra, Greece7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
A well restored, typical 19th century mansion, of the north Aegean sea and the north East Greek mainland.
The pictures painted on the ceilings are wonderful. They'll stick to your mind for life. There is an extremely positive aura in the building which makes you feel as if you're visiting a friend's home.
The all wood upper floor is so comfortable and warm, that I wished I could settle down there, immediately!
A MUST VISIT!!
Written 6 August 2018
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Jane C
Hyde, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Well worth a visit. Downstairs in the old stores area are information panels. Upstairs are beautiful rooms with woodcarvings and frescoes. 2 Euros for adults and children free. Opening times are daily (except Monday) 8 am - 3 pm. During our 2 week stay is was also closed on Thursday.
Written 31 July 2018
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