Kula, the 18th-century Ottoman architecture is one of the best preserved areas in Turkey. Kula houses reflect not only architectural style but also a general view of daily social life in Ottoman cities.
Today, 1000 of 3000 historical buildings, including mosques, churches, fountains and famous mansions, are designated under Kula City Site and protected by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Kula Town.
The Old City of Kula is located at the foot of the Kula Divlit cone lava flow. The extensive use of basalts (known locally as black stone) has profoundly influenced architectural styles.
Geoparks are special nature conservation areas, where different or the same type of geological heritage of international importance are located, managed and planned. Elements that explain the formation of the earth's crust, representatives of a known event, rare or extremely large formations are defined as geological heritage.