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Balikli Gol

Located directly beside the Ottoman-era Rizvanize Mosque, Balikli Gol (Pool of the Sacred Fish) is home to a thriving population of carp that, according to legend, were transformed from fiery brands to fish by Allah to save the prophet Abraham from death.

Located directly beside the Ottoman-era Rizvanize Mosque, Balikli Gol (Pool of the Sacred Fish) is home to a thriving population of carp that, according to legend, were transformed from fiery brands to fish by Allah to save the prophet Abraham from death. Visitors drawn by the story of prophet as well as the graceful arches and lush greenery surrounding the pool, may feed and admire the sacred carp, but do not dare touch them. It is rumoured that the carp are protected by a terrible curse that afflicts any who touch them or try to catch them with blindness.