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“Beautiful home”

Cahit Sitki Taranci House Cultural Museum
Ranked #8 of 32 things to do in Diyarbakir
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Montreal, Canada
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259 reviews
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“Beautiful home”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

The former home of a renowned local poet has been turned into a museum. Sadly the displays are all in Turkish but it is worth seeing for the lovely courtyard and interiors.

Visited April 2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Indoor section is closed as of Febr. 2013”
Reviewed 8 February 2013

A nice house representing the local Di,yarbakır architecture. But because of renovation , the indoor section is still closed. The garden section is open

Visited January 2013
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Ankara, Turkey
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34 reviews
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“Wonderful House of A Depressed Man”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Diyarbakir is going thorough a change this year. So it was closed the time we were there in Oct 2012. I guess all the renovations will be over in 2013 not earlier than Sept. But I have been to this place earlier.
Only a rich family stays in a beautiful house.
You will be visiting the rooms, kitchen and will be able to see some personal effects of the Poet. It might be confusing how the Poet got that depressed living in such a place!
You should see the place and make sure to have your photo taken with his famous poems framed on the wall and his statue in the garden. I love that place.
Hope they keep the scene where the woman gives birth to a child and the man waiting at the door to learn the sex of the baby.

Visited October 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Rooms for each season”
Reviewed 23 March 2012

The muesum is dedicated to Cahit Sıtkı Taranci, a famous Turkish poet who was born and lived in this house, built in 1733.

The house is in a modest street in the old city, with an exterior giving no hint at all of what you will step into . The plain wooden door opens to an oasis like square courtyard with tall trees, pool and building with living spaces with four seperate facades each designed to live in a different season.

The house was originally built in 1773 and then owned by the family of Cahit Sıtkı Taranci and the house later renovated and turned into a museum to reflect the civil architecture of Diyarbakır and show how rich and famous once lived. The current building is the haremlique side where the family lived, the selamlique side (mens quarter) does not exist today.

The building is made of local basalt stone with awesome white ornament on ( a technique called 'ciz' locally ). The muesum has been decorated with ethographic items and manequins to represent the daily life in the past. The living quarters on each side of the courtyard are designed for different seasons like the summer quarter is facing north , winter quarter facing south etc..

The museum is easy to reach, in the old city very close to Ulu camii, There are information panels and family memorobilia and photos, books and personal belonging of tarancı. We had , two kids that has followed us in to the courtyard has explained the history along with a long famous poem of Tarancı. The museum is worth a visit , Closed for noon but opens early and closes around five o clock there is no cafe or gift shop in the museum .

Visited April 2011
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