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Odunpazarı was the first district of modern Eskişehir to be settled and is now being recognized as a cultural center in its own right, particularly because of its old homes, which are wonderful examples of Ottoman architecture.
As a part of the Odunpazarı Home Restoration Project started by the Odunpazarı Municipality and the Ministry of Culture in 2005, the historic Ottoman homes that grace this district are being restored one by one. Since the start of the project four years ago, enormous changes have taken place in Odunpazarı, with 200 old homes restored thus far. And in fact, the district as a whole has a new profile, as not only homes but also backstreets and town squares have been included in the project. And so now this district, which had been neglected for many years, finally has restaurants, shopping centers, culture centers, boutique hotels and pristine streets, in addition to carefully restored Ottoman homes.
And so, with new life brought to Odunpazarı through this municipality project, focused not only on restoring architectural structures but also on the social and economic life of this district, it is fair to say that Odunpazarı is heading toward being a true tourist center in Turkiye. Visitors, both local and foreign, are stopping by to enjoy the atmosphere more often, and in fact, Odunpazarı has been promoted by many tourism agencies in recent years.

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