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  • Amasya

    If you are fond of history and archeology,you should visit Amasya.It is one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey. Amasya is a place where you cant ask for more...

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  • Historic Turkish Baths

    YILDIZ TURKISH BATH (STAR BATH) There is Hatuniye Mosque near the Turkish Bath above the Yesilirmak(the Green River) in Hatuniye District. The shape of the bath is square and there is a dome on it. Rubble and brick materials were used in the building. The bath, the part of Hatun vault, hasn't got any inscription which was built by the wife of...

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  • Amasya

    With its dramatic mountain-and-riverside setting, its charming old houses, mosques and antiquities, Amasya is among Turkey's undiscovered treasures.If you're planning to tour the Black Sea coast, be sure to stop in Amasya for at least one night on your way. It's one of the most interesting cities in Central Anatolia.

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  • Castles

    AMASYA CASTLEThe castle is located on the Har?ena Mountain and it constitutes a natural defense shield. The inner part of the castle was made out of cut stone, and the outer walls were made of stones. It has eight defense levels. There is a secret passage in the castle, called "Cilanbolu" which was built in ancient times and is located on the...

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  • Amasya Museum

    AMASYA MUSEUM Amasya museum has been founded initially in 1925 as a museum depot at Sultan Bayezid II Külliyeh. In 1962, all the items in the depot have been removed to Gökmedresseh (Blue Medresseh). Finally in 1977, the exhibits were brought to the current place. In 1980, it was redecorated and all the items in the museum were put in to...

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  • Rock-cut Tombs of the Pontic Kings

    These tombs were carved in limestone and are located on the southern foots of Harsena Mountain. They belong to the Hellenistic period. Strabon, the well-known geographer, claims that the tombs belong to Pontic kings.(4th cc. B.C) There are eighteen tombs in this King's Valley. There are 18 rock tombs in this valley.

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  • Miror Cave

    One of the famous pontic tombs is called "Aynali Magara" (the cave with the mirror) and it is known that it used to be a chapel. Inside the cave, it is possible to see the grave hole on the right wall. On the left wall, detailed figures of Virgin Mary and the Twelve Apostles are drawn in brown and red, which is a characteristic feature of Byzantine...

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  • Hazeranlar Mansion

    Hasan Talat Efendi who was the Provincial Treasurer of Amasya built the mansion, in 1865, in the memory of his sister Hazeran Haným. It is the most beautiful example of the local civil architecture of the Ottoman Period. There are two main entrances to the building which includes four antechambers and a central main entrance hall (sofa).The...

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  • Büyük Aga Medressah

    Hüseyin Agha, the private secretary of Sultan Bayezid II built it in 1488. The octagonal plan that had been seen in Asia Minor during the reign of the Seljuks was first used in the medresseh during the Ottoman period. There are vaulted porticos on each side. Behind them, there are domed rooms. The classrooms were connected to other sides with half...

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  • Sultan 2nd Bayezid Mosque

    BAYEZID II MOSQUE AND KULLIYEH It was constructed in the name of Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II, in 1485. It is composed of a mosque, medresseh and "tabhane" where the handwritten books were duplicated. It represents a fine instance of "L" shaped mosques. The mosque has a front prayer place covered with five domes connected to each other with a large...

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