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Caravansaray Tashhan description and photo - Turkey: Erzurum. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Caravansaray Tashhan.
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In Erzurum, there is a perfectly preserved caravanserai of the sixteenth century called Rustem Pasha. It is a large two-storey building that housed merchants and travelers and was erected around 1560 by the main architect of the empire, Sinan Mimar. A caravanserai is a kind of inn or a traveling palace for viziers, sultans, and other important persons.
Rustem Pasha, the great son-in-law of Sultan Suleiman I, who was nicknamed the "lucky louse" by the people, was the donor of the building. ... Rustem Pasha was the grand vizier of Suleiman the Magnificent. By his order, similar caravanserais were built in all corners of the Ottoman Empire.
After a major overhaul in 1972, In the building of the caravanserai a hotel for one hundred and fifty places was opened, which has seventy-nine rooms with a hamam bath and a very spacious courtyard. The reconstruction of the exterior of the building, according to experts, was done perfectly, but the amenities in the rooms themselves are still very far from the existing standards.
Currently, there is an indoor market of jewelry made of stones and silver near the caravanserai, and also numerous sources of drinking water. This place has long been famous for its water. The Euphrates River flows as much as three miles from the city, however, there are many fountains here. Each such fountain has a tin ladle hanging on a chain, and "good Muslims drink and will not boast." It seems that nothing has changed here since ancient times: both ladles and chains.
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