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Urban architecture of the Kula Town

Kula is one of the best-protected sites of the 18th century Ottoman urban architecture in Turkey. Kula houses reflect not only the architectural style but also an overall image of the daily social life in the Ottoman cities.

Today 1000 out of 3000 historical building including, mosques, churches, fountains and famous mansions are designated under Kula Urban Site and protected by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism) within Kula Town.

The old Kula Town is found at the foot of the Kula Divlit cone lava flow. Wide usage of basalts (locally known as karataş -blackstone) deeply influenced on the architectural styles.

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