Historical inn to be reopened as museum in Turkey's Gaziantep
GAZİANTEP - Anadolu Agency
Gaziantep’s Lala Mustafa Paşa Inn will reopen as a museum in the end of the 45-day restoration works that will be finished by the end of this year. AA photoThe Lala Mustafa Paşa Inn in the southeastern province of Gaziantep is set to soon reopen as a museum following a long period of restoration work. In a written statement, Gaziantep Mayor Asım Güzelbey said that after expropriation works in the region, local authorities undertook restitution and restoration projects for the inn.
“The Cultural and National Heritage Preservation Board approved the project and it was put to a tender in June 2012. At the end of 450 days of restoration works, merchandizing works will begin. The number of museums in our city will increase to 14. All architectural elements of the museum have been kept,” he said. The mayor said the restoration was set to finish by the end of the year.
Lala Mustafa Paşa Inn, located in the Handan Bey Bazaar on the edge of the Gaziantep Fortress, was constructed. The historical building is known as the Hışva Inn among the public.