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Eshab-ı Kehf- Cave of the Seven Sleepers

Also known as the Cave of the Seven Sleepers, Eshab-i, Kehf is situated in the district of Tarsus in Mersin province one of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean Region.

Considered sacred by both the Christian and Islamic belief, the cave was carved into a rectangular rock and can be accessed by descending the 20 steps leading into the interior.  The mosque on top of the cave was built in 1873 whereby the minaret with three balconies was added later on. 

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