Buca, which is a district of İzmir Province in the Aegean Region, is surrounded by Bornova in the north, Kemalpaşa in the east, Torbalı in the southeast, and Konak district in the south and southwest. It was founded on a slightly hilly terrain on the southern skirts of Buca Nif Mountain. The Melez Stream, which originates from Mount Nif, pours into the sea in Halkapınar and irrigates the district's territory. A municipality was established in Buca in 1923 and became a district with the law numbered 3392, which came into force in 1987. The surface area of the district is 134 km2. It has 3 villages and 1 town (Resources). Under the Address Based Population Registration System in 2012, the population is 446,491.
The Aegean coasts have become one of the oldest urban settlements in the history of civilization and also one of the most active areas. Izmir, which changed hands between Byzantine, Arab and Seljuk after Rome, later remained in the hands of Caka Bey, Seljuk Principalities, Ottomans, Rhodes Knights and Timur. The Crusades were also in 1426 in the hands of the Ottomans, who eliminated the activities of the Venetians and Genoese.
Protestant Church :
Kilise Binası 1834 yılında Protestan Anglikan kilisesi olarak hizmete açılmıştır.Kilise binası şafel “chpel” şeklinde küçük köy kilisesi olarak yapılmıştır 1865'te.Osmanlı Padişahı Abdülaziz hanın fermanıyla kilise binası yenilenmiştir. Ufak ölçekteki bu yapının karakteristik bir konstrüksiyonu vardır. Haçvari planın bir ucunda koro ve kilise mihrabı karşı ucunda giriş ve vestiyer, diğer uçlarda org yeri ve rahip odası, bu odanın altında merkezi ısıtma tesisatı bulunmakta, merkez holünün iç kubbesi ilginç geometriye dayalı bir ahşap konstürsiyon sergilemektedir. Kilisenin neo-gotik pencerelerindeki sanatsal değer taşıyan renkli cam vitrayları 1961 yılında Alsancaktaki Protestan St. John Evangelist şapeline nakledilmiştir.
1961 yılında Türk Protestan cemaatinin ibadet ihtiyacını karşılamıştır.Bu tarihten sonra kilise müştemilatını belediyeye devretmiştir. Buca Belediyesi kilise binasını 2001 yılına kadar kültür merkezi olarak kullanmıştı
Recreation and Picnic Areas in Buca :
Yedigöller was built in Buca in Bolu Abant, inspired by Yedigöl, in the dried river bed between Izkent and Evka. Cafeteria with 1033 m2 interior area, restaurant with 2185 m2 interior area, 324 m2 Fine arts street, 360 m2 Show Center, 70 m long tower bridge connecting Izkent and Evka, Pir Sultan Abdal and Yunus Emre Sculptures, Public resting, watching and sitting groups, Decorative lighting elements, 7 lakes about 15.000 m2, Waterfalls connecting 7 Lakes, Observation terraces, Windmills and water mills, nostalgic water well, Children's playgrounds, various animal figures, Outdoor disco, Kayraktaşı walkways, green areas adorned with grass, flowers and palm trees. An area where you can breathe in the middle of the city has been created.
Mevlana Statue :
World III. Mevlana statue, which is the largest statue, is located in Tıngır Tepe, the highest place in Buca, on a 20-decare land with its pedestal, 25 meters high. Reaching a height of 75 meters above ground level with the hill it is erected, Mevlana Statue can be seen from a large part of Izmir. The sculpture, prepared by Izmir sculptor Eray OKKAN in about 7 months, was sculpted with steel fiber and 25 tons of copper.
There is also a cafeteria, walking paths and seating groups in the recreation area where the whirling dervishes are placed on the slopes. Mevlana Sculpture, which is illuminated with laser lights at night, attracts the attention of local and foreign tourists.