Malatya, like many other cities in Anatolia, consists of two parts. The city center was shifted to its present location in the 19th century. It is one of the developed cities in the region. Tie city, dating back to Hittite period, is famous for apricot.
The historic monuments in the city are in the old quarter. The Grand Mosque, the castle, the Caravansary of Silahtar Mustafa Pasha, besides several mosques, tombs, baths, madrasas and fountains can be seen in the city, The tumulus at Aslantepe and the Turkish time structures in Arapkir, Darende and Hekimhan can be visited.