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|WELLCOME TO ERZURUM|
Erzurum is the biggest city of the Eastern Anatolian Region and is also a very ancient settlement place. As the city is established at the skirts of Palandöken Mountain, the city had gained great importance in the field of winter tourism during the recent years. The city houses numerous historically rich works of art and therefore the city is like a cultural center having the major potential for tourism.
Erzurum is connected to the neighboring provinces and to the
other regions of the country by a network of highways, railways and
|WHERE TO VISIT|
Erzurum Castle The castle is on the ancient Silk Road of Horasan - Pasinler - Erzurum which is 79 kilometers away from Erzurum Province. The first construction date of the Erzurum Castle is not certain but it is assumed that this castle was built in the first period of 5th century A.D by Byzantines.
The Watch Tower The watch Tower was constructed as a minaret to the Inner castle small mosque and is also named as Tray Minaret and Tower. The Watch Tower which is located on the ramparts of the Erzurum Castle which was constructed on a dominant hill over the city and could be seen from every location in the city.
Çobadede Bridge The bridge was constructed by the Vizier Emir Çoban Salduz of Ilhans in between 1297 - 98. It is a major creation constructed on the Aras River with seven arched sections.
Rüstem Paşa Bedesteni It was constructed by the Grand Vizier of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman (Magnificent Süleyman) Rüstem Paşa. This two floored building displaying the properties of the Ottoman architecture is currently used as a shopping center. Especially oltu stone dealers are present in the shopping center.
Double Minaret Theology School The school was constructed by
İlhans at the end of the 13th century. Constructed with the
architecture tradition of Anatolian Seljuks the theology school has an
open courtyard and is two layered and has two minarets. Double Minaret
Theology School is the biggest theology school of Anatolia.
Mosques and Churches
School With Double Minarets (Center): It is constructed by
Seljukian Sultan, Alaaddin Keykubad's daughter Hüdavend Hatun in1253.
It is the biggest of the theology schools with double minarets with
double storey and open air courtyard. It is one of the most beautiful
examples of Seljukian style with its corolla gate, relief adornments.
Erzurum Thermal Springs
Location: Pasinler, 40km east of Erzurum in Eastern Anatolia.
Transportation: Transport to Erzurum is easy by bus or air. Pasinler is on the main international highway to the Iranian border.
Water temperature: 39°C - 45°C
pH value: 6.5
Physical and chemical properties: Bicarbonate, chlorine, sodium and carbon dioxide and mildly radioactive.
Recommended: Applications Drinking and bathing
Helps to heal: Rheumatism, mental and muscular fatigue, nervous disorders, joint pain and calcium deposits.
Accommodation: There are better options in Erzurum.
Eastern Blacksea Mountain
Eastern Black Sea And Çoruh Basins
Rafting The Çoruh River flowing at the
border of the İspir District of Erzurum is among the most suitable
rivers for rafting. Çoruh attracts the tourists by its deep canyons
and hundreds of tourists come to visit these canyons. The World
Rafting Championship was arranged at Çoruh River in 1993.
Erzurum - Palandöken
mountain has an altitude of 3185 m, and is south of Erzurum. This was
the area of the first extensive study in the country looking at a
master plan for tourism potential, which concluded that the area has
the necessary potential and qualities to be a major international
resort. Given the right facilities, it is estimated that 32,000 people
could ski per day and could be the venue of international competitions
and even Winter Olympics, giving job opportunities to around 6000
The city of Erzurum is located in the region of severe terrestrial Eastern Anatolian climate region. The annual heat average of the city is approximately 6.0 ºC.
The foundation of the city of Erzurum, which is the greatest city of Eastern Anatolia is assumed to be at the date of 4900 B.C. The region including Erzurum was dominated by various tribes and nations as Urartu, Kimmers, the Scythians, Meds, Persians, Parphts, Romans, Sassanids, Arabs, Seljuks, Byzantine, Mongols and Ilkhanids. The city and the surrounding region was conquered by Ottomans in 1514 and continued their dominance until 1923, in which the Republic of Turkey was founded.
The Congress was assembled in Erzurum (July 23,1919),where the foundations of national strife, national unity and independence movements were laid.
|WHERE TO EAT|
Su böreği (wet pastry), ekşili dolma (sour stuffed vegetables), kesme çorbası (soup), ayran aşı (yayla çorbası) (nomads soup), çiriş, şalgam dolması (stuffed turnip), yumurta pilavı (egg pilaf), kadayıf dolması could be counted among the traditional meals of Erzurum.
|WHAT TO BUY|
Erzurum is famous about its oltu stone craftsmanship. The major souvenirs of the city could be counted as prayer beads, cigarette holders, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, earrings and hairclips crafted from the oltu stone.
|DON'T LEAVE ERZURUM WITHOUT|
- Skiing at Palandöken,
- Visiting the double minaret Theology School, Yakutiye Theology School and museums
- Rafting if you happen to go to İspir,
- Visiting Tortum Waterfall and Lake if you happen to go to Tortum,
- Tasting Cağ kebap, su böreği ,ayran çorbası , kadayıf dolması
Registered Immobile Cultural and Natural Heritages in Erzurum
Archaeological Sites: 17
Historical and Archaeological Sites: 1
|ERZURUM CONTACT INFORMATION|
|Provincial Cultural Directorate
Tel: (442) 218 68 80 - 218 48 90
Fax: (442) 223 07 71
138 m² Exhibition Hall 225 m² Art - Sculpture Museum 380 m² Library 2 Art Workshops State Art and Sculpture Gallery Directorate Cultural Center ERZURUM
Tel: (0 442) 233 31 58
Fax: (0 442)223 07 71
Erzurum Museum - Detailed Information Address: Yenişehir Cad. No:11 - Erzurum
Tel: (442) 218 14 06
Governorship : (+90-442) 218 20 14 - 218 99 52
Municipality : (+90-442) 218 10 01 - 218 51 10
Hospital : (+90-442) 235 07 51 - 235 07 52
Police : (+90-442) 212 21 65 - 212 21 66
Gendarme : (+90-442) 774 20 12
Provincial Directorate : (+90-442) 218 56 97 - 217 70 36
Provincial Culture Directorate : (+90-442) 218 68 80 - 218 48 90
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