Historical and Touristic Places of Kastamonu Province

Seyahat Rehberi

Many ancient artifacts are open in the city center of Kastamonu which is an old settlement center. Some of them are within the scope of the site of the towns of Taşköprü, Küre and Abana. Pompeipolis in Taşköprü, Abes Castle in İnebolu, Geris Tepesi, Ginolu Bay in Çatalzeytin and Gideros Bay in the Cide District are archaeological sites.

The provinces of Kastamonu; Abana, Ağlı, Araç, Azdavay, Bozkurt, Cide, Çatalzeytin, Daday, Devrenkani, Doğanyurt, Hanönü, İhsangazi, İnebolu, Küre, Pınarbaşı, Seydiler, Şenpazar, Taşköprü and Tosya.

Vehicle: It is located on the Kastamonu – Karabük highway, which is 44 km away from the city center.
Cide: The distance to the city center is 146 km. Cide, which is 12 km from the beach, has maintained its position as an important harbor on the Silk Road throughout history.
Daday: Distance to the city center is 32 km. Dir. When Ataturk came to Kastamonu on 23 – 31 August 1925 he visited the town and was hosted at Köpekçioglu Konag.
Devrankani: Distance to the city center is 29 km. Devrekani mound and ruins, an ancient settlement center, are rich in archaeological aspects with its fountains and mosques. 23 – 31 August 1925 Atatürk visited the town of Kastamonu on 28 August and visited the village of Bozkocatepe – Kurukavak in the forest of Müftüoğlu Mehmet Bey, a wooded area.
Hanönü: The distance to the city center is 69 km. Dir. Sheikh Shaban-i Veli Ilçenin, one of the most important deposits of Kastamonu, was born in Mt. In the first week of May in the district “Şeyh Şaban-ı Peli Memma Week” is held in the first week of October.
İhsangazi: Distance to the city center is 37 km. Dir. Haraçoğlu Mosque and Tomb located in Ilşenin İsalar Mahallesi is the place to visit.
İnebolu: It is 97 km away from the city center. The district center is an urban site. There are 347 registered buildings. Abeş Tepesi and Geriş Tepesi are registered as Archaeological Sites.
Küre: Distance to the city center is 61 km. Doganlar Castle located in the district BC It was built between 1700 and 1100. The globe is a sophisticated forest that is suitable for tourism and natural beauties. Yaralıgöz The canyon of the mountain skirts is worth seeing.
Pınarbaşı: It is 92 km away from the city center. There is still warm water in Roman period “Ayazma” in Ilica village. The waterfall on the Devrekani Stream in the same village is worth seeing. The Ilgarini Cave, a mountainous area located near the Sorkun Plateau within the boundaries of the Ilmenin Sümenler Village, presents an important potential for tourism.


Museums and Historical Sites

Archeology Museum
Address: Isfendiyarbey Mah. Cumhuriyet Cad. No: 6 – Kastamonu
Tel: (366) 214 54 56

ethnography Museum
Address: Hepkebirler Mah. Sakarya Cad. – Kastamonu
Tel: (366) 214 01 49

Castle of Kastamonu
Kalenin, which is a magnificent monument of the city, is thought to have been built during the Byzantine period for the first time. The main part of the inner calico which is solid is Byzantine, the upper part belongs to the period of Candarogullari.
Zımbıllı Tepe Höyük (Pompeipolis)
This ancient city located near the center of Taşköprü district BC It was founded in 64 by the Romans as the center of Paphlagonia. Many artefacts and mosaics were unearthed during the archaeological excavations.

Mosque and Complexes
Atabey Mosque
This mosque in the city center was built during the reign of Candaroğulları in 1273. Due to the wooden columns extending from the gate to the mihrab, the public known as the 140 mosques carries the characteristics of the short minaret Seljuk period with cut stone.

İbni Neccar Mosque
This mosque in the city center was built in 1353 and it has come to the present day with various repairs and additions. The door in the pointed arch is a good example of wood carving.

Mahmut Bey Mosque
20 km from the city center. It’s in Town Village in the north-west. The examples of the Seljuk and Beylik era timber glass traditions are beautiful examples. It was built in 1388 by Candaroglu Mahmut Bey. Wooden door wings are decorated with old writing and floral motifs. Pencil work done with colored paint on plain wood is also very successful.

Ismail Bey Complex
Candaroglu Ismail Bey (1443-1480) In 1451, Kastamonu was built with a mosque, a mausoleum, a tomb, a bath, a medrese, and an imaret. The stone work on the front of the turban is interesting.

Ismail Bey Han (Kurşunlu Han)
Kastamonu has two gates, north and south of this inn located in Aktarlar Bazaar.

Camel Ranch
In Kastamonu, İsmail Bey is behind the Külliyesi. It is written that İsmail Bey was built together with the complex in the foundation. The front of the building is made of stone, and the side walls are made of rubble.

The Urgan Inn, located next to the Nasrullah Mosque in Kastamonu, was built in 1748.

Gokceagaç Han
It is said that this inn, located in the center of Hanönü district, was built as a church in the time of Justinian and later used as a caravanserai by the Turks.

Kastamonu Houses
There are examples of traditional Turkish houses and recent Ottoman civil architecture that have not lost their originality in the city center of Akmescit, Hepkebirler, Atabey and İsmailbey. These traditional houses are not as intense as in the center of the province, but in the old neighborhoods of Taşköprü, Küre, İnebolu, Araç and Abana .

Kide Gideros Bay, Cide District Beach, Merkez, Kumluca, Akbayır Village Beach, Kocamalı Beach, Doğanurt’da Women’s Beach, İnebolu Boyranalti Beach, Gemiciler Village Beach, Bozkurt’da, Yakaören ) Village Beach, Abana’s Public Beach, Holiday Village Beach and Çatalzeytin’s Ginolu Beach Natural Site.

National Parks and Protected Areas
Ilgaz Mountain National Park
Küre Mountains National Park
Kastamonu Natural Monuments

Ilgarini (Ilvarini) Cave in Pinarbasi county, Sarpunalınca Cave in Küre county and Kuyluç cave in Şenpazar county are worth seeing.

Munay, Fındıklı, Sıragömü, Kirazlı, Başköy Yaylaları in the Vehicle District of Kastamonu; Corrugated Plateau in Daday District; Suğla plateau in the Azdavay District; In the Küre District, Belören Plateau; There are Kösem Plateau, Dipsizgöl, Green Lake, Diker Plateau in the Tosya District.

Bird Watching Area
Ilgaz Mountains

Sports Activities
Ski Center: There are ski facilities on the Ilgaz Mountain, which is located in Kastamonu and Çankırı provinces.

Walking Horsemen: Horseback riding in the bullfighting ranch in Daday. The vehicle springs are extremely convenient for horseback riding.

Hunting: Taşköprü Koyguncu- Bağdemci, Donalar-Dereköy line, Küre Belören village-Kirazcık-İmamoğlu-Alasökü-Urban palace, Elekdağı-Oymaağaç-Sökü-Bademçambasi-Paşa-Gündoğdu line are areas suitable for hunting tourism. In Çatalzeytin Districts and villages, pigs are constantly hunting. In addition, the Beyler Dam in the district of Devrekan is permitted to fish hunters in the Yumurtacı Pond in the town of Daday.

Youth Camps: Kastamonu has the Ministry of Tourism Tourism Training Center.

The Küre (Isfendiyar) Mountains, rising in parallel to Kastamonu and the Black Sea coast in the north, is a mountainous region with the Ilgaz Mountains extending in the south-southwest direction.
The highest point of the province is Hacet Tepesid (2 565 m.) On the Ilgaz Mountains. The most important valleys are Gökırmak and Devrez valleys which include the plains of Daday and Taşköprü; Vehicle and Devraj Tea, Gökırmak and Devrez Stream are important streams. 135 km connecting Zonguldak and Sinop. It is located on the coast of the Black Sea with its long coastline.
Within the province border, climate has two different characteristics. There is abundant rainy and temperate climate along the coast and cold and arid continental climate in the inner part.

The finds unearthed in and around Kastamonu indicate that the first settlement is based on Paleolithic Tilt. Afterwards the Hittites, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, Cobanoglu, Candaroğulları and Ottomans became dominant.

Kastamonu province has a rich cuisine. Bacon bread or meat bread is baked every Sunday in the oven.
Tarhana soup, mother-daughter soup, ecevit soup, külbasti, çıklama, closure, roasting, noodles, slave dough, banding, slippery, slice, biryan kebabı, ravioli, mufti, simit tiriti, maize croissant, baklava, Helvası, pulled-up halva, is a popular dish and a sweet dish.

Kastamonu Recipes

Cranberry tarhana soup
5 tablespoons cranberry tarhana
1 onion
5 cloves of garlic
1/2 dish margarine
Tarhanan’s Way: Cornwood softened in the tree branch is separated from its seeds and dried together with flour. Then these pieces are crumbled.
Preparation: Chop onion finely. A tencered oil is melted and the onions are roasted until pink. 4 cups of water, tarana and salt are added. It is cooked by mixing. Add the beaten garlic to the load and add one more cargo. It is served hot.

Leek filling
1 kg leek
2 onions
250 gr ground meat
2 tablespoon rice
2 eggs
1 lemon
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon oil
Parsley, salt, black pepper
Preparation: The thick white parts of the flakes are cut to 6 cm in length to the green part. Wash and boil a little with little water, drained. Prepared for stuffed meat. Each floor of the plows is opened and filled with stuffing. Add water and oil and cook in medium heat. The finishing mixture prepared with egg yolk and lemon juice, which is close to the bottom of the cooker, is added to the mixed food. One more cargo is boiled and served.

Rye ravioli
2 cups of flour
1 cup water
1.5 cups of broth meat
Inside material:
1 glass of brass
1/2 bunch of parsley
1 onion
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup of tea oil
Salt black pepper
Preparation: The flour is kneaded with salt water to make a very hard dough. On the other side, small chopped onion, roasted in pink oil. Add the rice and roast for another two minutes. Water is added to the salt pepper and the water is cooked until the pull. Parsley is added after taking it from the fire. The dough is opened and cut into small squares. Put the interior material in the center. It is centered by holding the four sides of the squares. Cook for 50 minutes in an oven set at 200 degrees. It is poured 1.5 cups of water, served with plain or yogurt.

Local textiles are made of materials such as bed linen, sculptures, printing towels and tablecloths, wood engraving works, musical instruments such as saz and binding, newsletters made from willow wood, sugar box, bread basket , Rosaries made from various trees, box cutlery, spoons, Tosya çakıları and copper works are the unique gift items to be taken from the place.
Shopping centers are concentrated in Nasrullah Square, Belediye Caddesi and Banka Sokak. It is possible to find local weaving and gift items at Yarplikçiler Market.

Without visiting the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography and the Castle,
Without seeing the Government House, Zınbıllı Tepe, Nasrullah Kadı Complex, Yakup Ağa Complex, Ismail Bey Complex, Woven Workshop and Handicrafts Studio,
Meat – Pastrami Bread, Biryan, Do not eat pulling helva,
Without obtaining Local Weaving and Local Handicraft Products,
23 – 31 August Hats and Clothes Rebellion Activities, the first week of May, “Week of Remembrance of Şeyh Şaban-ı Veli and Kastamonu Houses”, and the City Fair Fairs.

Kastamonu Woven Handicrafts

Kastamonu and its region show diversity and richness in terms of traditional handicrafts. Although in recent years, cities have been constantly migrating, technological developments, fast and cheap production handicrafts are gradually decreasing, but we still see traditional handicrafts in and around Kastamonu. Here are a few of them:
Hand made art of Kastamonu and its provinces, which is the most common income, Çarşaf Bağı is a decoration made by throwing knots by the fingernail nails of women without using tools of cotton yarn on two long sides or four sides of domestic weaving “yellow velvety” bed sheets.
Cide, Şenpazar, Küre, Azdavay, Pınarbaşı districts have linen weaving. The bed linen, the most beautiful (women ‘s business), the headscarf, the pewter, the göynek, are often encountered, although not often, in weaving. Tosya lives in the city for the needs of the garment industry. The white, mohair inner ribbons and three colored slivers and hamam cuts are searched all around Turkey.
Kastamonu Center, Daday and Devrekani are made of plain cloth on a white patisserie, with hand-carved or embossed hand-carved or embossed wood motifs, wooden molds of different sizes are dipped into a specially prepared monochrome paint.

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