The city that made a journey into history: Erzurum



The city that made a journey in history: Erzurum

Erzurum, one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia, makes its visitors travel in time with its historical artifacts. In addition to its historical castle, it sheds light on history with its cultural heritage consisting of centuries-old structures such as the Double Minaret Madrasa, Ulu Mosque, Üç Kumbetler, and Yakutiye Madrasa.

Erzurum, one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia, makes its visitors travel in time with its historical artifacts.
Erzurum, whose history dates back to 4000 BC and wears a white wedding dress due to snow for most of the year, has hosted many states and civilizations for centuries due to its geographical location.
Although Erzurum has a history that goes back to Hatti due to its location at the key point of east and west, the oldest historical structure that has survived to this day with its glory belongs to the 5th century, which was built during the Roman Empire (Byzantine) period and was named after Emperor Theodosius. It became the Erzurum Castle.
The city, which was dominated by Georgians, Saltuks, Mongols, Ilkhanians, Karakoyunlu, Akkoyunlu and the Ottoman Empire after the Roman period, contains many works belonging to that period.
In addition to its historical castle, Erzurum sheds light on history with its cultural heritage consisting of centuries-old structures such as the Double Minaret Madrasa, Ulu Mosque, Üç Kumbetler, and Yakutiye Madrasa.
Since they were built in different periods, each of these structures, which offer a separate section of history and restored to their originals, are visited by tens of thousands of tourists every year. Attracting its visitors with its historical and cultural artifacts as well as its natural beauties, Erzurum makes its guests travel in history with its historical buildings.
Selahattin İlbaş, one of the citizens of Erzurum, stated that the historical buildings in the city such as mosques, madrasahs, fortresses and bastions are visited by many tourists every year.
One of the citizens, Ersin Şeyen, pointed to the historical beauties in the city and invited everyone to see these unique works.


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