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  • 10 vibes for Kayseri

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    Kayseri City Library (Virgin Mary Church): Believed to have been built in the 19th century. In addition to being architecturally striking, it is also the only library in Türkiye that was converted from a church.

    Kurşunlu Mosque: The mosque, built in 1573 by Mimar Sinan, whose hometown was Kayseri, is the only work of Mimar Sinan in Kayseri that has survived until today and its dome is covered with lead.

    Kayseri Castle: The outer walls were built by the Roman emperor Gordianus III in CE 242 and the Citadel was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justiniaus at the beginning of the 6th century. It reached its present appearance after being reinforced against Mongol attacks during the time of the Anatolian Seljuks.

    Döner Kümbet: The cupola, built in the name of Shah Cihan Hatun, daughter of the Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat I, is an example of Turkish art worth seeing.

    Kültepe: The ruins of administrative and religious buildings, houses, shops and workshops can be seen in the archaeological site, where documents dating the history of Kayseri back 6,000 thousand years were unearthed. The centre of the large trade colonies established by the Assyrians is Karum in Kültepe. In addition, it stands out as it contains the first written tablets in Anatolia and was the world's first organized trade centre.

    Ağırnas Underground City: Some parts of it were built prior to the Common Era and it appears to have been mostly used between the 1st and 13th centuries. It has corridors, caves, and underground city ruins.

    Erdemli Valley: It was an important settlement during the Byzantine period. Erdemli Valley is approximately 1 kilometer long and contains a palace structure and eight rock churches (Church Mosque, H. Eustathios Church, Double Apsed Burial Chapel, H. Nikolaos Church, H. Michael Church, Twelve Apostles Church, Forty Martir Church, Single-Nave Church).

    Erciyes Ski Centre: It attracts visitors and maintains its importance throughout the year, offering winter tourism, mountain climbing, plateau tourism, motorized and non-motorized vehicle sports, and altitude camps.

    Soğanlı Rag Dolls: These dolls, made of fabric and decorated with sequins, are very characteristic of the region.

    Mantı: You must sample the delicious traditional Kayseri mantı (a kind of dumpling) as well as its varieties such as Çerkez and tray mantı.