The Soul of the Antiquity
Manisa is a magnificent city for those who want to feel the soul of ancient times. Manisa, historically known as Magnesia, is the “City of Shahzades” (Ottoman Crown Princes) for the city was a political, educational and cultural centre of Western Anatolia.
Manisa and its surrounding has witnessed many settlements. The city has been under the rule of Hittites, Phrygians, Ionians, Lydians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Sarukhanids and Ottomans.
Manisa has a lot to offer: There are many archaeological sites and natural wonders in the surroundings, as well as numerous cultural attractions like palaces, inns, baths, madrasas, mosques and churches.