Region: Mersin - Tarsus
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Tarsus is a city, and a large district, in Mersin Province, Turkey. Tarsus is the birthplace of St. Paul. Situated on the edge of the fertile Cukurova plain in the city is middle of cedar groves. The city is also the meeting place of legendary loves Antony and Cleopatra, and there is the commemorative Cleopatra Gate. To reach St. Paul's Cistern you pass through narrow streets of the city you will see old houses on the sides. Then you may head for a rest by the Tarsus waterfall and shady trees. The tombs of Prophet Daniel, Lokman Hekim, a famous legendary medical doctor, are here. There are also many historical places to visit like, Cleopatras Gate, the Gozlukule, Justinians Bridge, on the Tarsus Museum.