7 Sights in Hatay, Turkey (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Hatay, Turkey. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Hatay, Turkey.

List of cities in Turkey Sightseeing Tours in Hatay

1. Hatay Archaeology Museum

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Hatay Archaeology Museum Maarten Sepp / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Hatay Archaeology Museum is the archaeology museum of Antakya, Turkey. It is known for its extensive collection of Roman and Byzantine Era mosaics. The museum is located in Antakya, the main city of Hatay. Construction of the museum started in 1934 on the recommendation of the French archaeologist and antiquities inspector Claude M. Prost. It was completed in 1938 and came under Turkish control in 1939 following Hatay's unification with Turkey. The museum was opened to the public in 1948 and re-opened in 1975 following renovation and expansion.

Wikipedia: Hatay Archaeology Museum (EN), Website

2. Tell Ta'yinat

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Tell Ta'yinat Tayinat Archaeological Project - credit Murat Akar / CC BY-SA 4.0

Tell Ta'yinat is a low-lying ancient tell on the east bank at the bend of the Orontes River where it flows through the Amuq valley, in the Hatay province of southeastern Turkey about 25 kilometers south east of Antakya, and lies near Tell Atchana, the site of the ancient city of Alalakh. Tell Ta'yinat has been proposed as the site of Alalaḫu, inhabited in late 3rd millennium BC, mentioned in Ebla's Palace G archive; and in later times as Kinalua, the capital city of an Iron Age Neo-Hittite kingdom.

Wikipedia: Tell Tayinat (EN)

3. Ancient Alalakh

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Alalakh is an ancient archaeological site approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Antakya in what is now Turkey's Hatay Province. It flourished, as an urban settlement, in the Middle and Late Bronze Age, c. 2000-1200 BC. The city contained palaces, temples, private houses and fortifications. The remains of Alalakh have formed an extensive mound covering around 22 hectares. In Late Bronze Age, Alalakh was the capital of the local kingdom of Mukiš.

Wikipedia: Alalakh (EN)

4. Surp Asdvadzadzin Kilisesi

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Surp Asdvadzadzin Church is an Armenian church in the Vakifli neighbourhood of Samandag district, Hatay province, Turkey. Built in 1895, the church initially had no permanent spirit until 1921, when its spirit was welcomed by clergy from surrounding villages. The present church was built in 2007 by Istanbul's Armenian patriarch II. It was opened for worship by Karekin.

Wikipedia: Hatay Surp Asdvadzadzin Kilisesi (TR)

5. Monastery of St. Simeon Stylites

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Monastery of St. Simeon Stylites Maarten Sepp / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Monastery of Saint Simeon Stylites the Younger is a former Christian monastery that lies on a hill roughly 29 kilometres southwest of Antakya and six kilometres to the east of Samandağ, in the southernmost Turkish province of Hatay. The site is extensive but the monastery buildings are in ruins.

Wikipedia: Monastery of Saint Simeon Stylites the Younger (EN)

6. Katolik Kilisesi

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The Cathedral of the Annunciation Also known as the Alexandrian Catholic Church is a religious building belonging to the Catholic Church and functioning as the cathedral of the Apostolic Vicariate of Anatolia in İskenderun in the Eurasian country of Turkey. It is located in Yenisehir Mah. Mithat.

Wikipedia: Cathedral of the Annunciation, İskenderun (EN)

7. House of the Drinking Contest

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The House of the Drinking Competition is the modern name of a villa richly decorated with floor mosaics, excavated in Seleucia Pieria. The house was located on a hill and thus overlooked the actual city and the sea not far away.

Wikipedia: Haus des Trinkwettstreites (DE)


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