18 Tourist Attractions in Antalya Center

Muratpasa district is the center of Antalya. Apart from the touristic places of Kaleici, there are many places to visit. In addition, Muratpasa district is one of the preferred places for shopping. Here are the 18 best places to visit in Antalya’s central Muratpasa district.

While preparing a list of places to visit in Antalya, you can add many options to this list. Such as magnificent beaches, natural beauties, historical places and museums. In the center of Antalya, there are many museums that you can especially visit.

Antalya Archeology Museum

Antalya Archeology Museum (Antalya Arkeoloji Müzesi). is the most beautiful museum in Antalya. If you are interested in history, then you should definitely visit the Antalya Archeology Museum located in Muratpaşa district. Many artifacts found in the region are exhibited in this museum. You can find the opportunity to examine many important artifacts from different periods in the museum, which attracts attention with its free parking and modern design. There is a cafeteria in the museum where you can relax by eating and drinking something. It can also be reached by tram. 

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Antalya Archeology Museum
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Antalya Archeology Museum
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Antalya Archeology Museum

Antalya Kaleici Marina

Antalya Kaleici Marina (Kaleiçi Yat Liman). One of the most beautiful places to visit in Antalya is the Antalya Kaleici marina area. It is an ideal area for evening walks, especially with its clean air and calm environment. You can relax in different restaurants and cafes in the region and take a pleasant walk by the sea in the cool of the evening. It is a very lively area, especially at night. At the same time, boat tours to many different regions are also organized from here.

Antalya Kaleici Marina
Antalya Kaleici Marina

Antalya Toy Museum

Antalya Toy Museum (Antalya Oyuncak Müzesi). is a place that people who want to see a different place and return to old times should definitely add to their Antalya itinerary list. Many toys produced from the 1860s to the present are exhibited in this museum. Visitors experience a journey into the past as there are many different options. In the toy museum, you can see different types of toys from different countries.

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Antalya Toy Museum (Antalya Oyuncak Müzesi)
toy Museum
Antalya Toy Museum (Antalya Oyuncak Müzesi)
toy Museum
Antalya Toy Museum (Antalya Oyuncak Müzesi)

Antalya Marine Biology Museum

Antalya Marine Biology Museum (Antalya Deniz Biyolojisi Müzesi). Attracting attention with its interesting design, the Antalya Marine Biology Museum was designed as a sunken pirate ship. Since the entrance is free and many different sea creatures are exhibited, it makes it one of the most frequent addresses for sea enthusiasts. Thanks to its location by the sea, after your visit to the museum, you can take a pleasant walk and spend time at the restaurants located on the coast.

Antalya Marine Biology Museum
Antalya Marine Biology Museum (Antalya Deniz Biyolojisi Müzesi)
Antalya Marine Biology Museum
Antalya Marine Biology Museum (Antalya Deniz Biyolojisi Müzesi)
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Antalya Marine Biology Museum (Antalya Deniz Biyolojisi Müzesi)

Antalya Mevlevihane Museum

Antalya Mevlevihane Museum (Mevlevihane Müzesi). One of the most important structures you should see in Antalya is the Mevlevihane Museum. It is one of the oldest buildings in the city and has been restored many times throughout history. In it you can find many important works and information about Mevlevi. At the same time, the Mevlevi lifestyle was revived with wax sculptures. After this visit, you can learn more about Mevlevi.

Mevlevihane Museum
Mevlevihane Museum (Mevlevihane Müzesi)
Mevlevihane Museum
Mevlevihane Museum (Mevlevihane Müzesi)
Mevlevihane Museum
Mevlevihane Museum (Mevlevihane Müzesi)

Yivliminare Mosque

Yivliminare Mosque (Yivliminare Cami). is one of the symbols of Antalya. Its history dates back to the 13th century. The mosque, which has 6 domes and a 39-meter minaret, is an important artifact that should be seen and visited by everyone who comes to the city. The mosque, which was built by the Seljuk Ruler Alaaddin Keykubat, has managed to survive for hundreds of years thanks to the restorations it has seen over time. 

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Yivliminare Mosque (Yivliminare Cami)
Yivliminare
Yivliminare Mosque (Yivliminare Cami)

Antalya Clock Tower

Antalya Clock Tower (Antalya Saat Kulesi). Which is one of the buildings that smells of history, is a tower with 4 clock dials placed on a pentagonal base. The building, which is located in the center of the city, amazes those who see it, and it is also surprising that it has survived since the 9th century. It is one of the must-see places on your trips to Antalya.

Antalya Clock Tower
Antalya Clock Tower (Antalya Saat Kulesi)

Hadrian’s Gate

Hadrian’s Gate (Hadrian Kale Kapısı). One of the most important historical monuments in Antalya, which is a city rich not only in tourism but also in history, is Hadrian’s Castle Gate. It was built in honor of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who came to the city in 130 BC. When you visit this place, you will be amazed by the magnificent craftsmanship of that period and at the same time, you will not be able to hide your admiration after examining the artistic features of the building.

Hadrian's Gate - Hadrian Kale Kapısı
Hadrian’s Gate

Suna & Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum 

Suna & Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum (Suna & İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Müzesi). The museum, which reflects the old Antalya mansions and daily life, is located in the city center. In the building, which includes a mansion and a church, the visitors were able to get to know the old Antalya life with the sculptures made of wax and different lighting . There are also many artifacts, old local clothes and different items of the period. This can be a visit point where you can get interesting and at the same time useful information for you.

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Suna & Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum
Suna & Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum 3
Suna & Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum

Mermerli Beach

Mermerli Beach (Mermerli Plajı). This beach, which is frequently preferred due to its proximity to the city center, is close to the historical Kaleci area. Apart from swimming at the beach, you can taste local delicacies and enjoy the view at the restaurant. It is one of the paid beaches in Antalya city center. You can spend a pleasant day at the beach, which is generally visited by foreign tourists.

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Mermerli Beach (Mermerli Plajı)

Kesik Minaret Mosque

Kesik Minaret Mosque (Kesik Minare Cami). Which is among the must-see places in Antalya, gives people a different atmosphere with its historical texture. As its name suggests, its minaret seems to have been cut down. After the restoration works, it was opened to worship again. There are many social areas around the mosque and you can spend time in these areas during your visits.

Kesik Minaret Mosque
Kesik Minaret Mosque (Kesik Minare Cami)
Kesik Minaret Mosque
Kesik Minaret Mosque (Kesik Minare Cami)
Kesik Minaret Mosque
Kesik Minaret Mosque (Kesik Minare Cami)

Hidirlik Tower

Hidirlik Tower (Hıdırlık Kulesi). It is one of the oldest and at the same time the most interesting structures in Antalya. B.C. Built by the Romans in the 2nd century, the tower overlooks the sea and was used as a watchtower. Near the Hidirlik tower, there are parks with beautiful sea views to rest and walk.

Hidirlik Tower
Hidirlik Tower

Karaalioglu Park

Karaalioglu Park (Karaalioğlu Parkı). One of the most beautiful and relaxing places in Antalya is Karaalioğlu Park . Located by the seaside, the park immediately attracts attention with its magnificent landscaping works and also with its historical artifacts. You can have a pleasant time in this park, as well as watch the Konyaaltı region from a bird’s eye view.This park, which will fascinate you with its view, also has many social areas where you can rest and relax. Karaalioglu park is very close to Hidirlik tower.

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Karaalioglu Park (Karaalioğlu Parkı)
Karaalioglu park
Karaalioglu Park (Karaalioğlu Parkı)

Antalya Ataturk House and Museum

Antalya Ataturk House and Museum (Antalya Atatürk Evi ve Müzesi). This house, where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk stayed in the times when he came to the city, still preserves the texture of the first day. The building, which includes Atatürk’s personal belongings and paintings, also reflects the ancient Antalya architecture. Since the entrance is free, you can visit the museum whenever you want and taste that spiritual atmosphere.

Antalya Ataturk House and Museum
Antalya Ataturk House and Museum (Antalya Atatürk Evi ve Müzesi)

Duden Park Waterfall 

Duden Waterfall (Düden Şelalesi). One of the most beautiful places in Antalya is Duden Waterfall . You can take a walk around this waterfall, which spills directly into the sea, or you can sit and have a pleasant time. Thanks to the social areas established in this area, which has a magnificent view, you can get quality services in matters such as food, drinking or rest.

Duden Park Waterfall 
Duden Park Waterfall

Antalya Sandland – Sand Sculpture Museum

Sandland, one of the most interesting and world-famous places in Antalya, is home to structures that will leave you in awe. You will be astonished when you see the sand sculptures made by many important sand sculpture artists from different parts of the world in this area. These structures, which are illuminated with a special technique, especially at night, will amaze you. 

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Antalya Sandland – Sand Sculpture Museum
Sandland
Antalya Sandland – Sand Sculpture Museum
Sandland
Antalya Sandland – Sand Sculpture Museum

Karain Cave 

Karain Cave (Karain Mağarası). You will be amazed by the Karain Cave , which dates back thousands of years and was used as a living space by prehistoric people . When you enter this cave located in Yagca Village of Antalya, you will feel yourself in a different world and be enchanted. Although it is a difficult and troublesome transportation, you can still believe that it will be worth it considering what you see and the emotions you will feel.

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Karain Cave (Karain Mağarası)
Karain
Karain Cave (Karain Mağarası)
Karain
Karain Cave (Karain Mağarası)
Karain
Karain Cave (Karain Mağarası)

Termessos Ancient City

Termessos Ancient City (Termessos Antik Kenti). One of the most important places to see in Antalya is the Ancient City of Termessos . Remaining from civilizations that lived thousands of years ago, this city is spread over a wide area. You will be amazed at how such structures were built in those times and how these structures have survived to the present day. The ancient city of Termessos is approximately 35 km from the center of Antalya. Tours are organized for the ancient city of Termossos or you can go with your own car.

Termessos Ancient City
Termessos Ancient City (Termessos Antik Kenti)

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