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Kızlarağası Hanı

Information about Kızlarağası Hanı in İzmir


General Information:

  • Address: Kemeraltı Çarşısı, 549. Sk. No:15, Konak, İzmir
  • Date of Construction: 1744
  • Builder: Hacı Beşir Ağa
  • Transportation: You can reach Kemeraltı by many buses and dolmuşes departing from Konak, and then reach the caravanserai with a short walk from there.


  • Kızlarağası Hanı was built in 1744 by Hacı Beşir Ağa, who served as the Kızlarağası (Chief Eunuch of the Imperial Harem) during the reigns of Ahmed III and Mahmud I.
  • The name of the caravanserai comes from Hacı Beşir Ağa.
  • The caravanserai was an important trade center when it was built.
  • Losing its importance over time, the caravanserai was restored between 1988-1993 and turned into a tourist bazaar.


  • Kızlarağası Hanı has a plan close to a square rectangle and its parts facing the courtyard are two-storeyed.
  • It is a magnificent caravanserai with two single-storey bedestens named Çuha and Cevahir and a courtyard of approximately 500 square meters.
  • The courtyard of the caravanserai has a unique portico with 5 columns and 6 rows of arches, and projecting bay windows with consoles on the facade.
  • Cut stone and wood materials were used in the construction of the caravanserai.


  • Kızlarağası Hanı is open to visitors every day.
  • Admission is free.
  • There are many shops, cafes and restaurants in the caravanserai.