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Alanya Municipality Culture House And Herbarium

Alanya Municipality Culture House And Herbarium

This registered structure, which is one of beautiful example of traditional Alanya houses and restorated by Alanya Municipality after expropriation on north of Red Tower at Iskele Street, was built with another house (today’s the Port Authority), adjacent to it, by Mülazım Mehmet Bey in 1860s. It is a sample for traditional Alanya houses representing city of Alanya which began to develop from outside of fortified area of Alanya Castle in years of 1800s.

Two storey with central hall plan, while walls of downstairs is quarry with bond timber, upstairs is wooden lathwork and interior walls are plastered with straw – haired mortar. Details of wooden window, door and ceiling, unique to traditional Alanya houses, can be followed at ground and upstairs.

Ground floor, which was originally used as depot, barn and service space as being characteristics of Alanya houses, provides service as herbarium. This center, the first characteristics of herbarium established under the Municipality in Turkey, exhibits 322 plant species, including 20 endemic, and 38 butterfly species, which are identified at Alanya Castle and its environment within the scope of “observation of flora and fauna species in Alanya Castle” until today. Upstairs and garden of the registered structure hosts temporary exhibitions for all years.