to the local excursions pages. As an information we'd like
to introduce Sivas and its environment for your travel needs
and for your exploration. Anatolia keeps it's cultural
treasure for many years even from the ancient times goes up
to 3000 B. C. Wherever you go and pay visit, you'll admire
the richness of the culture of Asia Minor, Anatolia here we
call the cradle of civilizations.
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is a province in the eastern Anatolia situated in the
northern of a valley called Yukari Kizilirmak. During the
Hittite period (2000 B.C.), Sivas was an important
settlement and later the Sivas Frig Empire (1200 B.C.) came
to power. In Lydian times the famous Royal Road passed
through Sivas. From stories handed down, the area has been
called Sibasip meaning "three mills". After the
Turkish victory at the battle of Malazgirt in 1071, Sivas
was included in the land of the Seljuk Empire. Emir.
Danismend Gazi, a commander under Sultan Alparslan,
conquered Sivas and became ruler of the Danismend
Principality. Sivas was used as the capital of the Seljuk
Empire and was the centre of one of the most advanced
civilizations of the times being selled Darulala or exalted
City. Sivas has been under the protection of the Ilhanians
in the late 13th Century the Ertana rulership in the
middle of the 14'th century, in 1381 the Kadiburhaneddin
Empire and finally, in 1398 Ottoman Empire. Sivas won an
important place in Turkish history by hosting the Sivas
Congress of September 4, 1919 at this meeting Ataturk
(Turk's father, the founder of modern Turkish Republic)
assumed the position of leadership and important decisions
were made in the founding of the Turkish Republic. Sivas
(pop 221. 512) is the capital of the province (pop 767. 481)
covering 28. 488 sq. km, comprised of 17 cities, 38
sub districts and 1246 villages. Road train and plane
connections are possible to the other neighboring cities of
Kayseri, Yozgat, Tokat, Ordu, Giresun, Malatya, Erzincan and
Kahramanmaras. (Picture Gallery)
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SITES OF SIVAS
Kalesi: On the side of the castle, that no longer exists,
is a public park.
Mosque: Reverence books found in the Sivas Museum
mention that this mosque was built in 1196-97 by Kilicarslan
Bin ibrahim. The mosque was built in a rectangular shape (31
m x 45m) with a 1674 sq. meter covered courtyard. Facing the
south worship area of 50 columns arranged in 11 paralel rows.
The cylinder shaped brick minaret was built in the 13'th
century and has 116 steps to the top. Bands of Cufic
inscriptions on the turquoise glazed tiles are found on the
octagonal base of the minaret. (For detailed gallery
please click here)
Medrese (Theological College): Sultan Izzeddin Keykavus
I. had this structure built in 1217. This is the oldest and
the most extensive hospital and healing centers of the
Seljuks. Izzeddin Keykavus I. wrote in his will, that the
wanted to be buried in Sivas, that the loved and in the
hospital that he had built. When he died in 1220, he was
buried in a chamber in the south wall set aside for this
purpose. This site is situated in the Selcuk park across
from the cifte Minareli Medrese.
Minareli Medrese (Theological College): One of the most
important places of interests in the world. Built in 1271 by
the Ilhan Vezier Semseddin Mehmed Cuveyni as a school for
the study of the traditions of the words and sayings of the
prophet. Today only a section of the east wall remains
standing. It was composed of a front facade, two minarets in
the middle, an entrance gate, two windows on each (side and
towers in each) corner. By adopting this kind of arrangement
it gives an impression of a rather strong feeling life and
movements and the playing of light and shadow. It is
believed that this is the work of the architect Keluk Bin
Medrese (Theological College): lt was built in 1271 by
the Seljuk Vezier Sahip Ata Fahreddin Ali. The entrance gate
has interesting brick work and the two minarets have blue
tile work from which it derives its name Gok (Sky) Medrese.
The south and north chambers have especially nice tiles.
Medrese (Theological College): This pretty theological
school of the Seljuks has an open courtyard surrounded by
four chambers. Hibetullah Burucerdioglu Muzaffer, an
important personage during the reign of Sultan Giyaseddin
Keyhusrev, had this Medrese built in 1271. The stone work of
the main entrance gate and the tile of the mausoleum on the
left are of importance. Since 1968 it has been used as the
Minaret: This structure was built in 1347 as a burial
site Seyh Hasan Bey of Ertana, whose remains lie in the
black marble sarcophagus. The short brick cylinder structure
rests on a square base and because it resembles a minaret it
is popularly called Guduk Medrese or Short Minaret.
Ulu Mosque and Hospital: (176 Km. From Sivas) The ruler
Suleyman Sahoglu Ahmed Sah of the Mengucek tribe built this
Ulu Mosque in 1228. Entrance to the 1280 sq. meter central
courtyard is gained by the three superbly decorated stone
work on the west north and south gates. UNESCO declared this
Mosque as one of the cultural heritages of the world. The
hospital (Darussifa) a marvelous structure around a 7678 sq.
courtyard was built in 1228 by Melik Turan Melek daughter of
Behramsah. It was used in the 18th century as a medrese (theological
school) and hence today the name Sifahiye Medrese.
Sivas: Abdulvahabigazi Mausoleum, Semseddin Sivasi
Mausoleum, Meydan Mosque, Aliaga Mosque, Kursunlu Bath, Egri
Bridge, Kesik Bridge, Yildiz Bridge, Bogaz Bridge, Seyh
Coban Mausoleum, Kadi Burhanettin Mausoleum, Behrampasa Inn,
Tashan, Subasi Inn, Corapci Inn, Goverment Building,
Congress Building, Gendarme Buildings, Ziyabey Library.
Kangal: Alacahan Inn
Zara: Seyh Merzuban Mausoleum, Carsi Mosque
Yildizeli: Kemankes Kara Mustafa Pasa Mosque and Bath
in the Village of Seyh Halil, Seyh Halil Mausoleum
Gemerek: Carsi Mosque, Yenicubuk Bridge
Divrigi: Sitte Melik Mausoleum, Kameraddin Mausoleum,
Nureddin Salih Mausoleum, Ahi Yusuf Mausoleum, Burma Han
Carvanserai, Mircinge Inn. (Click for detailed
information For Divrigi)
Kardesler Forest: The kardesler forest is 7 km. distance
to the of center of the city, which belongs to the
of Sivas is a beautiful resting area and excursion spot .
Park: In the center of Sivas is this Park ot trees and
flowers where the old castle once stood. There is a tea
garden and ocafealso.
Park (Ethembey): A little outside the city this park has
a children's playground a tea garden and cafe are available
Fabrikasi (Pasa Fabrikasi): There are caves waterfalls
and historical ruins ill this park 7 km. from Sivas Picnic
areas a tea garden and a cafe are available too.
Egricimen: Plate Egricimen is a very nice resting place
covered with pine forests. It is 20 km. far away from the
town Koyulhisar. The place is convenient for mountain
Waterfall: It is 1 km. far away from the town Sizir.
It is on the Goksu stream. The tea garden is the most
Hafik: 39 km. from Sivas, 2 km. from Hafik. This is a
delightful spot for a picnic boating on the lake or fishing.
Todurge (Zara): 50 km. from Sivas on Erzurum road.
Picnicking, boating and fishing in beautiful surroundings
are possible. There is a cafe on the shores of the, lake.
Gokpinar ( Gurun ): 147 km. from Sivas 10 km. from
Gurun. This is a relaxing spot to picnic on the crystal
clear waters in natural surroundings. A trout fishery is
located here. Day visits are advised since there Cafe no
fame of Sivas kilims and carpets, that take their designs
from the rich tradition of folklore, has spread beyond the
borders of the province. They are famed for their original
color and designs, high quality and good workmanship. The
rich color and, highly decorated folklore dress of the
province is especially reflected in the "halay"
dance of both men and women that is original to the region.
local gifts to purchase woven or knitted hand bags and socks,
decorated cigarette holders and pens are among the favorite
with the tourists. Decorative items in silver and bone combs
and knife handles are of high quality in Sivas.
& REGIONAL FOODS
is particularly famous for one of the best restaurants in
town having many branches named Niyazibey Restaurant
throughout Turkey. One of the best dishes is Alexander Kebab
cooked by traditionally in the wooden stove. Also we
strongly advise you to get the taste of the "curtain
pilaf" that is completely cultural and regional by
itself reflecting the regional traditions. Listen to the
story of the meal from the master cook. Also try delicious
buttermilk that's also called yogurt juice next to it.
Desserts are as usual, but amongst these we advise you to
taste "kuenefe" which might be heavy for your