Hacı Davut Fargoh Mansion is one of the oldest mansions in Buca. The mansion, which is used as the Buca Municipality Culture and Art Center today, is known as the Pink Mansion among the people. The mansion, also includes the Buca Municipality wedding hall, hosts cultural and artistic events 365 days a year.
Hacı Davut Fargoh Mansion, one of the most magnificent mansions of Buca, is named after Hacı Davut Fargoh, who came from a Syriac family. Fargoh; Unlike the wealthy families of Buca and therefore Izmir, he created all his wealth himself. Davut Fargoh, is engaged in trade, has become one of the most powerful shipowners in the Aegean with his rapid growth by building his business on ship trading over time. It was inevitable that he would have his own mansion built when he came to an important place from reputable people.
In 1903, Hacı Davut Fargoh went to Vafiyadis, one of the characteristic architects of the period, and asked him to make a pavilion consisting of a facade divided into three. One of the biggest features of the mansion, was completed in a short time, is its high ceilings and the craftsmanship of the mansion. Built on a large vineyard land,the mansion has many qualities such as outbuldings,bath and winter garden.
In fact, we can examine how wealthy Hacı Davut Fargoh was at that time through his proximity to Buca train station. If we go through the purpose of the train, known as the 5.18 Train, for the manors built around the Buca Railway Station; It is not too much of an exaggeration to say that the strongest families of the Buca reputable people lived.
Buca Municipality, one of the oldest municipalities established in Turkey, purchased the mansion in 1925 and uses it as a municipal service building. The most interesting information is that until November 2000, the Hacı Davut Fargoh Mansion was used as a municipal service building.
Fargoh Mansion, is currently the Culture and Art Center of Buca Municipality, is known as Pink Mansion among the people. Inside the Buca Pink mansion, there is a library open to the public after the restoration of the bath.
Boudja Gastro Pub, located in the Fargoh Mansion, which has been standing for more than 120 years, attracts great attention among the people, especially in the summer months, as it serves in the mansion garden. Boudja Gastro Pub currently serving in the outbuildings of the mansion; It serves the people of Buca as a municipality business with its indoor area in winter and affordable menu in summer.
Where is Hacı Davut Fargoh Mansion ( Pink Mansion )? 📍
Address : Dumlupınar Neighborhood, Uğur Mumcu Street,Number:29, 35400 Buca, İzmir
Telephone : +90 (232) 439 10 10
Hacı Davut Fargoh Mansion Visiting Hours 🕖
Hacı Davut Fargoh Mansion (Buca Pink Mansion) located in the Dumlupınar district of Buca is open to visitors on weekdays from 09.00 to 18.00 and on Saturdays from 12.30 to 15.30. Buca Pink Mansion is closed to visitors on Sundays. However, the Boudja Gastro Pub is located in the garden of the mansion and is open 6 days a week, except Mondays.
How to get to Hacı Davut Fargoh Mansion ( Buca Pink Mansion)? 🚖
🚌 Bus: It can be reached to Pink Mansion after a 1-minute walk by getting off at the Dokuz Eylül Faculty of Education bus stop numbered 40035 with the ESHOT buses numbered 104, 304, 470, 476, 490, 515, 676, 805 and 940.