the city walls built during the reign of Trajan
(98-111 AD) are still standing. Here you can
also see Malatya Ulu Mosque, built in 1224 by
the Seljuk sultan Alaeddin Keykubad, and Silahtar
Mustafa Pasa Kervansaray built in 1632 by Mustafa
Pasa of Bosnia, chief armourer to Murad IV.
When the Ottoman army was billeted here in 1838,
the inhabitants moved to their summer houses
at the Aspuzu vineyards and this area developed
into the new city, spreading as far as the foot
of Mount Beydag.
One of the more recent sights of Malatya is
the lake of Karakaya Dam, where you can picnic
on the shores, watch the fishermen, or take
a boat trip on the Malatya I to enjoy the beautiful
scenery and fresh air.