Modern Manisa is a booming center of industry and services, advantaged by its closeness to the international port city and the regional metropolitan center of İzmir and by its fertilehinterland rich in quantity and variety of agricultural production.
The city of Manisa is also widely visited, especially during March and September festivals, the former festival being the continuation of a five-hundred-year-old “Mesir Paste Distribution” tradition, and also for the nearby Mount Spil national park. It is also a departure point for other visitor attractions of international acclaim which are located nearby within Manisa’s depending region, such as Sardes and Alaşehir (ancient Philadelphia) inland. There is a Jewish community.
Manisa Pictures Gallery
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