03 – Places to visit in Afyon

With its archeological ruins reflecting the culture and art of thousands of years of civilizations, centuries-old structures, caves formed in millions of years, thermal richness and natural beauties, historical places with handicrafts, fairy chimneys, open-air temples and cuisine, tourism potential is more. is a region. Our city is a tourism paradise where many historical and natural beauties are sought for “offshore için for domestic and foreign tourists .

Afyonkarahisar Castle : Afyon Castle is located in the city centeraround 225 meters andis locatedon top of a volcanic mountain. The castle was repaired by the Seljuk Sultan Alaattin Keykubat. There are palaces, masjids and water wells.

Ulu Mosque : Afyonkarahisar Ulu Mosque is a mosque situated in the province of Afyonkarahisar in Turkey. It was built between 1272-1277 by Sahipata Nusrediddün Hasan or Ali Bey, the son of Sevastos mentioned in the mihrab.

İhsaniye Ayazini Town: This town is known to have been used since the time of the Phrygians. In the Byzantine and Roman periods, these caverns were used as family and single cemeteries. There are chambers and chapels carved into the rock.

Buzluk Cave: To reach Buzluk Cave, a tough 3-hour walk from Kirazlı Plateau is required. The path between the juniper and hazelnut forests is reached by walking first to Kapi Kayalar and then to the Diamond River from Yongali.

From the creek, you need to climb towards the cliffs on the opposite slopes. At the end of the climb, there is a cave entrance behind a rock mass resembling a large fairy chimney. The entrance of Buzluk Cave is big enough for only one person.

Kırkgöz Bridge: It is on Akarçay which flows to Eber Lake in Bolvadin district. The bridge consists of two sections, north and south. The southern section was built by the Byzantine Emperor Manuel Kommen I of marble and carved basalt stone. The northern part was extended by Mimar Sinan to 64 eyes and a prayer and inscription was added to it.

Avdalas Castle: It is within the borders of Ayazini Village which is 10 kilometers away from Gazlıgöl Spa in Afyonkarahisar and has an easy access. The area, which was used as a settlement during the Byzantine period, has a multi-storey and multi-roomed cistern.

Ömer Spa: Ömer Spa, which is a point that activates the tourism of the city with its rich water minerals, contains lead, magnesium, barium, iron arsenic, chromium, copper, fluoride, sulfate, nitrate, carbon dioxide, zinc.

Lake Eber: It was once a bird’s paradise and a garden adorned with water flowers on its surface, but today it is so polluted that it cannot be approached. The biggest threats to Lake Eber are the wastes of Afyon city, the dairy industry and the wastes of the Sugar and Alkoloid Factories.

Another threat is that the wastes accumulate in the Eber Lake and serve as a treatment for the lake, and therefore the drainage of the clean water to the Aksehir Lake. The depth of the lake has fallen to 1.70 meters today. It is a fact that it will fall further if the measure is not taken.

Yedikapılar Monastery: This monastery in Bolvadin district is one of the city’s most important historical sites. It is built on a steep cliff and is easily accessible. The construction date is unknown, but it is estimated to be built between the 8th and 10th centuries.

İscehisar (Seydiler Peribacaları) : There are many fairy chimneys on Sivri Hill on the southeast side of Seydiler Town and Karakaya Village on the northwest. Seydiler Town, which has natural formations and historical ruins resembling Cappadocia, attracts many tourists every year.

Afyon Archeology Museum : It exhibits more than 44 thousand works within its structure. The first opening date was in 1933. In 1971, he moved to the modern building.

02 – Places to visit in Adıyaman

Its history is old and it has a high interest in tourism. There are natural beauty and historical places to visit. It is one of the oldest known settlements in history.

Adıyaman, which was in the position of an accident due to Malatya by preserving its old administrative structure until the foundation of the Republic in 1954, left Malatya in 1954 and became a detached province.

Mount Nemrut – Ruins : Nemrut, a volcanic mountain, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987 as both a natural monument and a man-made historical monument. 
Taurus Mountains, one of the peaks of Mount Nemrut range, is considered among the most dangerous volcanoes that can be put into operation in Turkey.

Cendere Bridge: This bridge is located on the Cendere Stream in Adiyaman and is one of the oldest bridges in the world.

Karakuş Tumulus: This monumental tomb belonging to the royal family of Commagene takes its name from the eagle statue standing on the southern column. In addition to this tumulus, which is 9 meters high, there is a monumental tomb built by piling up 21 meters high pebbles. There are four more monumental columns around it.

Perre Ancient City: In 2010, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums after the investigation by officials prepared ‘Environmental Order’ plan was put into practice. Starting in December 2012, ‘Environmental Order’ plan has taken significant distances.

Roman Fountain and over 200 rock tombs of Perre Ancient City, which attracts great interest of tourists with more landscaping will attract tourists. Within the framework of the environmental plan, a lot of work will be carried out in the ancient city of Perre.

Oturakçı Bazaar: Handicraft products such as carpets, rugs, sweets, bags and saddlebags are sold as touristic goods in this historical market in Adıyaman city center.

Arsemia Antique City: The most striking rock relief of Arsemia is the handshake scene of Antiochos I and Heracles, which are located towards the hill. Handshake shows that God and King are equal. This scene is called dexiosis. In this relief, the king is seen naked with a long felt cone and Oriental dress and Herakles with his bat.

01 – Places to visit in Adana

There are not many places to visit in Adana and many historical or touristic places or buildings to see. But I think that a 1-day program, and now I think the count is enough to see the places I think. I’m taking an estimated route and adding it down. Of course, I will be telling the new sides of Adana and Seyhan Dam Lake. Without further ado, I start to tell you the places to visit in Adana in order.

1- Places to Visit in Adana

First we start to walk around the city center. Our first stop will be the Stone Bridge. Respectively; We will visit the old Adana region and then we will move towards New Adana.

Adana Great Mosque 

Adana Ulu Mosque, located in Ulucami District of Seyhan district, was the largest mosque in Adana until 1998. The construction of the Great Mosque, formerly known as Ramazanoğulları Mosque, started in 1509 and was completed in 1541. The mosque, which is still open for worship, should be one of the historical places of Adana in the Adana travel guide

  • Bebekli Church

Another building among the historical places of Adana is an Italian Catholic church, whose real name is St. Paul’s Church. Since the statue of Virgin Mary on the top of the building is compared to the baby, it is called a church with dolls.

  • Adana Stone Bridge

 Another building that should be visited between the historical places of Adana is the Stone bridge. The bridge between the historical places of Adana was built in the 4th century. It also consists of 50 steps in length, as stated by Evliya Çelebi. If you want to prefer a comfortable transportation option while visiting the historical places of Adana , you  can look for Adana car rental facilities.

Sabancı Central Mosque

Sabancı Mosque , located on the banks of the Seyhan River in the Reşatbey district, has been serving since 1998 . It has traces of classical Ottoman architecture that has become the silhouette of the city with its high minarets and magnificent architecture.

You can visit the Sultan Ahmet Mosque as an external view, and the Sabanci Central Mosque, which resembles Selimiye Mosque as an interior design, whenever you want and see examples of beautiful calligraphy and tile art.

Taşköprü

The symbol of Adana, Taşköprü lies on the Seyhan River and connects Seyhan and Yüreğir districts. You can add the historical work built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian to the top of your list of places to visit in Adana.

Central Park

The Central Park, which was established on two sides of the Seyhan River and opened in 2003, contains many plant varieties in its 33 hectare large area.

The large city park, where you can see more than 400 thousand varieties of plants, also includes children’s playgrounds, amphitheater, recreation areas, skating rink, running and bicycle track. You can visit the Central Park , which has a very nice atmosphere and view , at any time.

Seyhan Dam

The dam, which was built to prevent flooding caused by the Seyhan River and started to serve in 1956 , manages to impress the viewers with its magnificent view.

Seyhan Dam Lake and its surroundings, which is a very suitable place for those who want to be enchanted by the blue and green , are among the touristic spots that must be seen on the list of places to visit in Adana.

Archeology Museum

In the 
Archeology Museum opened in 
1924 , 
archaeological artifacts in Adana and its surroundings are exhibited. 
In the museum where there are many works belonging to the Phoenician, Hellenistic, Hittite, Assyrian, Phrygian, Roman and Byzantine periods, you can also see the works belonging to the Ottoman and Seljuk Period.