September 18, 2019


Karabük is a town and the capital district of  Karabük Province  in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük, the provincial capital in Turkey’s Black Sea Coast. Turkey’s Black Sea Region is located in the city center. Karabük was a 14-digit neighborhood of a village in Safranbolu, where it was previously a district. Later, Ankara- Zonguldak railway passing through Karabük was built on the orders of the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. In 1995, it became a province with 6 districts, 2 towns and 270 villages. In 1937, the foundations of the iron and steel factory, which is still an important livelihood of the city, were laid. 

Furthermore, The city has taken its name from these words, which means Kara-bending. In the city, ready-to-wear textiles are well developed and Kardemir is the most important and the biggest industrial factory.

History of Karabük

Karabük lies on an important trade route between  Amasra  on the coast and central Anatolia. The history of the city goes back to the early years of the Turkish Republic, when it consisted on a small sub-village formed by 13 houses in the Öğlebeli village of  Safranbolu . There was also a small train station on the Ankara– Zonguldak  route. The town started to develop with the industrialization of the country. One of the first steel factories of the Republic, built here in 1939 grew rapidly and incorporated Öğlebeli village as a quarter. Karabük became a municipality and then a township in the Safranbolu district in 1941. It became a district center in 1953 and a provincial center in 1995.

Hadrian polis (now  Eskipazar ), is an ancient city from the Roman Empire of the 4th century, located about 3 km from Karabük. There are many fountains, churches, and Roman baths. Although most of recent illegal excavations which have been going on for many years, have damaged Eskipazar’s chances of becoming a major tourist attraction.

Famous Dishes

Karabük city is famous for its celebrated soups. Such as Milk Soup, Goce Soup, Juicy Spread Soup, Vinegar Head, Broccoli Soup, Tarhana Soup and Corn Flour Soup.

Eateries in Karabuk serve famous Butter Long Pakla, Stuffed Leaf Stuffed Pakla, Orman Kebab Meatballs, Black Cabbage, Bandırma and Mushroom in Tile. Nonetheless, Kuy Kebab, Meat Bulgur Vaccine, Tas Meat, Sini Dumpling, Halushka (Malak), Ravioli, Kebab, Gaygana and Katmer are also famos.

Subsequently, finger licking desserts are Walnut Bun, Borana, Munch, Delioğlan Sarıı, Safranbolu Baklava, Höşmerim, Çullu Börek, Şaptak, Katlaç, Gypsy Baklava.

Historical Places in Karabük

Landmarks loom as harbinger of outclass taste of citizens. Some include  Karabük Kardemir Iron and Steel Museum, Clock Tower, Bulak Bath, Yazikoy Bath, Cinci Bath and Tokatli Canyon.

Celebrated mosques enlists Izzet Mehmet Pasha Mosque, Cinci Han, Dagdelen Mosque, Mescit Mosque, Koprulu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, Kazdaglioglu Mosque and Illegal Mosque. Moreover, Stefanos Church (Ulu Mosque), Hidayetullah Mosque, Akcasu and Küre-i Hadit Mosque which attract a lot of attention.

Tourists Attractions

Karabük well known places encapculate Safranbolu Houses, Incekaya Canyon, Mumtazlar Excursion House, Incekaya Aqueduct and Sipahioglu. The list continues with Mansion, Hizar Cave, Uluyayla, Gökpınar Plateau, Acısu, Sarıçiçek Canyon and Göktepe Nature Park (Göktepe Plateau).

Many tourists tend to hang out in Kimistene Ancient City, Boduroğlu Plateau, Sorgun Plateau, Çakırören Plateau, Bost Plateau, Avdan Plateau and Dede Plateau.

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