Kazancılar (kazancılar means cauldronmakers in Turkish) Bazaar is one of the most important examples of the covered bazaar tradition in Anatolia. And it has been maintaining its vitality for centuries. The bazaar, which took its name from more than a hundred cauldrons, copper and tin masters, has changed over time, like everything else. Today, there are only three masters who make tin rather than produce utensils. Still, these masters are frequently visited by photographers and those who want to see the old culture.
Although it takes its name from the masters of the cauldron, many other handicrafts continue to live here, even though they are far from their former glory days. This is a craftsman's bazaar with wood carving and embroidery, knife making, shoe masters whose reputation has reached the whole country.
When you come Adana, it is impossible not to mention about food. Today, Adana kebab is famous throughout the country, partly because of Kazancılar Bazaar. Those who come from villages, towns and surrounding cities to do their business in Adana get off at the bus garages in places such as Dut Han, Tuzlu Han and Yeni Han around Büyüksaat. When they were done, they would reward themselves with a kebab before returning. In this way, the kebab became known throughout the country and even the world. Some of the best examples of kebab shops in Adana are still here.
For the people of Adana, feeding pigeons is an important hobby. The bird market where these pigeons are sold and traded is set up in Kazancılar Bazaar every Sunday in the morning. Those who come to visit this place enjoy themselves in the dozens of liver restaurants set up in the morning. Don't let this centuries-old tradition of Adana surprise you. Eating liver for breakfast in Adana is not just a meal, it is a culture. Although the bird market has been moved to another location, liver sellers are still in Kazancılar bazaar. We recommend that those who come to Adana should try this experience.
Kazancılar Bazaar is the best address to come to Adana and buy a local product as a gift and to buy local shalwar suits. Here you can also buy cezerye (a famous local dessert made from carrot) and dozens of different candies that you have never tasted before. These businesses continue with several generations of experience in Cezerye, and other confectioneries. Every corner of Kazancılar Bazaar offers new surprises to its visitors.
Where is Kazancilar Bazaar? Directions Information. How to go to the Bazaar?
Historical Kazancılar Bazaar is located on Ali Münif Street, which can be considered the center of Adana. If you turn right next to Büyüksaat while walking along Ali Münif Street, you will see Kazancılar Bazaar.
All public transportation vehicles of Adana pass very close to the bazaar. It is also in a location that can be reached in a very short time by taxi and public transportation from the bus station and Şakir Paşa Airport.
Places to visit around Kazancılar Bazaar
Since Kazancılar Bazaar is located in the historical part of Adana, there are many historical and touristic spots nearby. Starting from Oil Mosque all can be visited respectively with Kazancılar Bazaar, Adana Clock Tower, Ramazanoğlu Mansion, Ziyapaşa Park, Grand Mosque, Girls High School, Taşköprü, Cinema Museum, Atatürk Museum, Tepebağ Houses, Sabancı Central Mosque, and Adana Merkez Park on foot. Visiting these places in a suitable weather will be a pleasant walk that takes tourists to the past.