Historical and Touristic Places of Karaman Province

Seyahat Rehberi


Karaman is an important commercial, cultural and artistic center located in the south of the Central Anatolia Region, between Konya-İçel-Antalya. From the 8000’s onwards, Karaman and its local attractions, such as underground cities, caverns and belief centers, as well as its springs and natural beauties, as well as its rich handicrafts, attract visitors.

DIRECTIONS:
Karaman (center), Ayrancı, Ermenek, Kâzımkarabekir.
Separator: The separatist was found in the history of the Hittites, then in the territory of the Assyrian Kingdom. There are 12 bridges on the valley extending to the Taurus Mountains. The architectural styles bear the traces of Ottoman architecture.
Başyayla: The district is a green and charming town established in a valley in the foothills of the Central Taurus Mountains. In the district there are untouched historical and touristic values, important plateau and promenade places. The most important of these are the Tozmugar and Dibekli springs. There are stalactites and stalagmites in Tozmugar, adding a distinctive beauty to the cave.
Ermenek: Ermenek is one of the places where the first settlement was seen in history. Meraspolis Cave, the Hittite relief of the twins, Sarcophagus and Statues, Görmel Bridge, Ermenek Castle, Mennan Castle, Tol Madrasah and Zeyve Pazari and Ermenek are rich in terms of tourism.
Kazımkarabekir: According to the results obtained from the historical researches of Kâzımkarabekir which is a gateway between Konya and Karaman, the ages dating back to the Hittites have cradled the various civilizations. It was used as a base by the Romans.
Sarıveliler: Turcalar and Küçükkarapınar villages in 1967 with the union of the town became, in 1989 became a district. It is estimated that the county may have been established in the time of the Romans. The district is scattered over a wide area of ​​houses scattered among the greenery and is beautifully beautiful in appearance. Bull, cherry, walnut are famous. Barçın plateau, which is well-known for its pasture and its meralar, is located in this district. Kilims and carpets are also made depending on the livestock.

HOW TO GO?
Highway: The terminal is about 3 km from the city center. Away. Municipal buses, minibuses and private taxis operate at Terminale.
Bus Station Tel :: (+ 90-338) 213 24 65
Railway: Train to city center. 1 km. Away.
Station Tel: (+ 90-338) 213 33 60
Airline: There is no airport in the province.
PLACES TO VISIT
museums
Karaman Museum
Karaman Museum Karaman and its surrounding historical artifacts were exhibited and moved to its current building in 1980. It is in the center of the city, behind the Hatuniye medresa. The museum is two floors.
Address: Hatuniye Med. Behind – Karaman
Tel: (338) 213 15 36
Historical sites
Canhasan – Merkez – Alçatıköyü
Montenegro Binbir Church – Center –
Madenşehir / Üçkuyu Village
Calendars
Karaman Fortress: The Karaman Fortress built by the Seljuks in the 12th century is an inner wall. There are very few signs from the outside. (Old prison near) This day, the inner castle stands as majestic. The Karaman Fortress is the most spectacular and surviving fortress of our country.
Ermenek Castle: Castle was used as a shelter, dwelling and dungeon. There are also caves of course in the castle. It is the first leg of Karamanoğullarınların. It is located in the middle part of the large rock that covers the entire northern part of Ermenek. Evliya Çelebi Travelogues in the chapter about Ermenek kaleyi while telling; “It is a castle built by the might of God in the midst of a red mountain, which is in the sky, which is in the sky.” I have never seen such a castle on the land and on the sea in 18 sultanates.

Mennan Castle: It is in Ermenek. Mennan comes to the place of refuge. The castle was built on a steep mountain with stark rocks. After the Karamanoğulları was captured by the Ottoman Gedik Ahmet Pasha with this hilarious gimmick, Pir Ahmet Bey committed suicide.
Ilisira Kalesi: Karaman is in the village of Yollarbaşı, the place called İmlama. It belongs to the ancient Byzantine devrine. The castle remains are shaped. Also known as LYSTRA KALESİ. There is a church belonging to the Byzantine area.
Divle Castle: It is in the Divle (Three Blend) village of Karaman’s Ayrancı district. The castle, which resembles an apartment building, is multi-storey, residential in caves and in a collective dwelling. Seljuks, Karamanoğulları and the Ottomans were always active in time.
Gaferiyet Kalesi: It is located in Kazimkabakir county. While Gaferiyat was once surrounded by a castle, people used the castle walls as building blocks and the castle was destroyed. Today there is only one entrance gate left. The arch of the door holds 21 tacky stones.
Glasses and Churches

Aktekke Mosque (Mader-i Mevlana Mosque): It is a large single-domed and high-minaretted glass made entirely of cut stone at the Karamanoğlu era in the city center. On the left side in the glass is the Hz. Mevlana’s mother, Mümine Hatun, has sarcophagi belonging to her grandkids and other relatives.
Yunus Emre Mosque: Karamanoglu in the city center is a monumental building with a central dome. Within the mosque it is stated that the famous Turkish thinker, Sufi Yunus Emre, took place in Kabri.
Binbir Kilise (Mine City-Değle): It is located in the north of Karaman, 50 km. In the outskirts of Montenegro. When there are many church remains in Montenegro and its surroundings, it is collectively referred to as Binbir Kilise.
Derbe: 23 km to Karaman. It is in the village of Ekinözü in the distance. The Derbe Church is said to be one of the first churches built in the world. This church was founded 13 years ago by the Meryemana Church in Ephesus, M.S. It was built in the year 41. Derbe, the Holy Book of Christians in the Bible, 3 passes. Christians visited Derbe and became pilgrims according to their religious beliefs.
Bridges
Görmel Bridge: The most beautiful artifacts left by Karamanoğulların. Ermenek is in our county. It was built on two large arches. Height 27 meters, maximum 4.70 meters. Karamanoğlu was built by Halil Bey, the son of Mahmut Bey.
Karaman Bridge: Karamanoğlu is also in the works.
Selavat Bridge: It was built by Karamanoğlu on the Göksu River near the Göksu gardens of Karaman’s Göçer village. The length is 15 meters, the width is 3 meters and the height is about 12 meters. It is made of stone on two columns.
Ak Bridge: It is located in the village of Yesildere, on the Ibrah Mountains. Karamanoğlu devrine belongs.
Alahan: It is 40 km south of Karaman. It is a great sultan’s house built by the Seljuks in the 12th century.
Caves
Hışlayık Cave
Location: Karaman, Ayrancı District
Features: The underground river is reached by descending from a vertical pit of 26 meters to the cavern. The cave is siphoned after being in surface flow for a while and disappears. The cave is still undergoing many siphons.
Manazan Cave
Location: Karaman is within the borders of the town of Taşkale.
Features: It is one of the first monasteries on earth. It is an interesting place with many tunnels, galleries and hundreds of rooms carved out of rocks. It’s three floors. In a manazan cavern, a quartet is made by climbing stairs that are unlike any other. There is no other similar in our country.
Meraspolis (Meraspulla) Cave
Location: Ermenek district.
Features: There are two entrance doors. It is under the floor of Ermenek. The subterranean river located in the cavern meets the drinking water of the city and surrounding towns. It also came out of the cave in the water that used to run the hydroelectric power plant, which for a long time had met the electricity need of Ermenek and its affiliated villagers. Foreign experts have been identified as one of the three great caves of the world

Plates
The current springs are usually used in the spring to graze the animals of the villagers. Due to water, clean air, greenery, being able to graze animals and being a transit region in the Mediterranean, the local and foreign tourists especially in Ermenek region are preferred by picnic purpose because they are active regions with trekking, eating and drinking and natural water.
Bird Watching Area
Ereğli Sazlığı
City: Konya, Karaman
Provinces: Ereğli, Karapınar, Ayranci
Area: 37000
Altitude: 998 m
Protection: partly
Main Features: freshwater marsh, step

Bird Species: Small cormorant (600 pairs), white pelicans (23 pairs), crested pelicans (irregularly shaped), heronous herons (30 pairs), mugwort herons (50 pairs), rice paddies (50 pairs) , Flamingo (300 pairs), gray duck (20 pairs), summer duck (5 pairs), Hungarian duck (500 pairs), mascot knot (10 pairs), stoop (50 pairs), small kestrel (20 pairs), kılıçgaga 75 pairs), pestleback (50 pairs), large claws, spurred lobster (20 pairs) and small sumru (60 pairs).
GEOGRAPHY
It is located to the south of the Central Anatolian region. Konya to the north, Mersin to the south, Ereğli to the east, Silifke to the west and Antalya to the west. Altitude from sea level is 1033 meters. Karaman usually looks like a plain. With the ponds and irrigation channels constructed in recent years, agriculture has brought more vitality. Ovada cereals and industrial plants are grown.
The summers are warm and dry, the winters are cold and rainy. Average annual rainfall is 350 mm. Dir.
HISTORY
Although the exact date of the first foundation of Karaman was not known, documents indicating that it was an important settlement area, trade and cultural center were found as a result of the archaeological excavations. Karaman and his environs were found to have had a settlement of Iskana in 8000 BC. Province; Hittites became a military and commercial center in the time, and later became the dominion of Phrygia and Lydia. In 322 BC, they were invaded and plundered by the Greek kings Perdikkos and Filippos. The Karamanoğulları declared independence after the weakening and destruction of Anatolian Seljuk State and founded Karamanoğlu State. Larende, the capital of the Karamanoğulları state, took the name of Karaman under the province of Konya after the declaration of the Republic.
WHAT TO EAT?
Soup types such as arabes, turtles, trotters, sweets, giblets, dips, leaves and village fountains, and traditional dishes like keşkek and slurries.
Karaman’s Recipes
Beer Soup
Materials:
Turkey or chicken
Butter
Fame
Bitter dry pepper (ornamental pepper).
Preparation: The broth is divided into two parts, soup and dough.
Soup: In a large pan, melt the butter and put the flour in it and grill it until the browned brownie. On the other side, the pot with boiled turkey or poultry juice is poured with mixing. Spicy pepper is added. Boiled turkey or chicken meat is added and boiled until it is cooked.
Hamurt: A bowl of warm water flakes flour. The water slurry is then poured slowly into the boiling water and cooked for a while. After a certain amount of consistency is reached, it is poured thinly into the tray or gin. The dough, taken with a wooden spoon, is immersed in the soup with the dough soup. It is very good for stomach and intestines. It is frequent in winter months.
Ciba Dolma
Materials:
Rice or bulgur
Mince or liver
parsley
green pepper
Currant
Clean sheep bowel or stomach
Spices, oil, tomatoes, tomato paste.
Preparation: The oil is melted, onion and finely chopped pepper are mixed in oil, roasted, minced or liver added. Parsley, tomato paste, currants and spices are added. It is filled and sewn to the intestine or the land which has been cleaned and prepared before. The fireplace is cooked for 60 minutes. Garlic yoghurt is added and eaten.
WHAT TO BUY?
Wood carving work, carpentry, furniture is quite common. In addition, embroidery and scarf work among the ladies is also very common. Therefore, carpets (Taşkale, Şirvan, Koraş carpets) and handicraft products can be bought.

RETURN WITHOUT
Binbir Kiliseyi, Aktekke Camini, Yunus Emre Camii and Karaman Kalesini without seeing it.
Without visiting the Karaman Museum,
Before shopping at Zeyve Bazaar,
… Do not turn around.

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