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Sivas Guide: Map, History, Photos

TURKEY September 19, 2016
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Turkish Rule on Sivas occured after the Malazgirt Battle in 1071. Sivas Ulu Mosque which is located in the city center and built in between 1196 and 1197 come first as a historical heritage in Sivas Turkey. This structure is in size of 58 meters to 35 meters and it was built in Seljuk period. Its brick minaret is oblique. Double Minaret Madrasah is located in Seljuk Park in the city center. It was built in between 1271 and 1272. Two minarets rise over its portal decorated with magnificent stone works. All its sections except front façade were demolished in 1882. The other madrasah built in between 1271 and 1272 which is another example of magnificent Seljuk stone work is Gök Madrasah located in the east os Sivas Castle. Two minarets rise over its portal. Tiles decorating these minarets but only a few of them reached today gave the madrasah its name.

Sivas Map

Sivas Map

Another important building in Sivas is the Divriği Great Mosque and Hospital. The mosque was built by Mengucek rules Ahmed Shah, and the hospital was by his wife Turan Melik. The complex consisting of a mosque, a hospital and a mausoleum was completed in 1229. This structure has been accepted and preserved  as a World Cultural Heritage with its magnificent portals.

Where You Should See in Sivas Turkey

The important monuments of the city are the Grand ( Ulu) Mosque, Şifaiye Madrasa, Buruciye Madrasa, Double Minaret Madrasa, Gök Madrasa, Oivdiği Grand (Ulu) Mosque and Health Centre, the Tomb of Abdulvahap Gazi, Sheikh Hasan Bey Vault, the Tomb of Ahi Emir Ahmed, Yıldız Bridge, Eğri Birdge, Behram asha Han, Kurşunlu Baths, Taşhan, Ziyabey Library, the Government Mansion, Jendarmerie buildingi the Atatürk Congress and Etnography Museum, and the Inönü Museum.

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Sivas Turkey Knwon For: The city famous for its Kangal Dogs around to world.

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