Abacıoğlu Inn

Abacıoğlu Inn is located between streets 920 and 921 on the right when heading from Başdurak Mosque to Kestane Pazarı Mosque on Anafartalar Avenue. It was commissioned by Abacızade Hacı Mustafa Ağa in the early 18th century. The asymmetrical two-story building was constructed with cut stone, hammer-dressed stone and brick. The courtyard in the middle was surrounded with shops. Behind the inn is a cortejo, small living units all facing a common courtyard. As there are no walls or shops between the Abacıoğlu Inn and the Jewish neighborhood behind it, the Inn had direct access to the neighborhood. The building was used for a long while for the storage of goods from the Inner Aegean and providing accommodation to merchants. Later it was transformed into a bus terminal. Today, the inn still stands and contains restaurants, cafeterias, silver shops, leather shops, and tea shops.