History and Tourist Destinations of Kırşehir Province

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Seyahat Rehberi

The city of Kırşehir, which has been the scene of various civilizations for thousands of years, attracts attention not only with its various historical monuments, underground cities but also with its rich thermal springs and natural beauties such as Seyfe Lake (Bird Paradise).

Area: 6.570 km²
Population: 256,862 (1990)
Provincial Traffic No: 40
The city of Kırşehir, which has been the scene of various civilizations for thousands of years, attracts attention not only with its various historical monuments, underground cities but also with its rich thermal springs and natural beauties such as Seyfe Lake (Bird Paradise).

Provinces of Kırşehir province; Akçakent, Akpınar, Boztepe, Çiçekdağı, Kaman and Mucur.
Highway: Terminal, approximately 2 km from the city center. Away. Municipal buses, minibuses and private taxis operate at Terminale.
Bus Station Tel: (+ 90-386) 212 28 66 – 213 20 26
Railway: The railway station is 1km away from the city center.

Museums and Historical Sites
Kırşehir Museum
Address: Culture Center – Kırşehir
Tel: (386) 213 33 91
Historical sites
Mucur Underground City – Mucur District Center
D. İnlimurat Underground City – Center / D. İnlimurat Village
Çağırkan Kale Höyük: It is on the Kırşehir-Kaman highway, 9km from Kaman town. It is in the Çağırkan town. It has been seen from M.Ö.3000 until İslami Döneme.
Merkez Kalehöyük: Kalehöyük, located in the city center, has been seen as a day-to-day ruler since the previous periods in milat.
Hashöyük: Remains belonging to the Hittite period were found in the excavations made at Hashöyük, 35 km away from the city center.
Mucur Underground City: The underground city in the center of Mucur, M.S. It was founded in the 3rd and 4th centuries. 7-8 m from the ground. There are 42 rooms, corridors, stables, places of worship, hidden roads and passages, and ventilation chimneys.
Dulkadirli Inli Murat Underground City: 58 km to the city center. Dulkadirli Inli Murat is in the village. It is thought to have been made in 4th-5th centuries BC. It consists of three main rooms and 10 rooms opened to these spaces.

Mosque, Tomb and Churches
Cacabey (Madrasah) Mosque: The Medrese, located in the city center, was built in 1271-1272 and is now used as a mosque. It served as astronomy college during the Seljuk Period. The minaret, which is separate from the building, was also used as an observation tower.
Ahi Evran Mosque and Tomb: The mosque and mausoleum built in 1482 in the name of Ahi Evran, founder of the Ahilik Organization, is located in the center of the province.
Lala (Lale) Mosque: It is in the city center, right next to Melik Gazi Kümbetin. The architectural style of the mosque evokes the belief that it was built as a caravanserai or mint in the 13th century.
Kümbetler: Melik Gazi Kümbeti: It is estimated that the mound located to the south-east of the city center was built in the 13th century.
Other notable kümbets are Kalender Baba Kümbeti and Fatma Hatun kümbet.
Türbeler: Aşıkpaşa Türbesi, Cacabey Türbesi, Süleyman Turkmani Türbesi, Muhterem Hatun Türbesi, Yunus Emre Türbesi are worth seeing in the area.
Cerebellum Churches: These churches, which are the first churches of Christianity, are in Derefaci village of Akçakent district.
Bird’s Castle: Bird’s Point near Kaman is estimated to have been built during the Hittite Period and used until the end of the Byzantine period.
Goat Kalesi: It is in the northern part of Kızılca village, which is connected to the center of Kırşehir. The present height of the remains of the wall made by the Byzantines is 2-3 m. It is the largest of the Krishna monuments.
Kesikköprü Caravanserai: (Cacabey Inn) 23 km from Kırşehir. The caravanserai in the village of Kesikköprü in the south and the bridge next to it were built by the Nurettin Caca in Kırşehir Emiri Cave of Anatolian Seljuk State in 1248. The crown door, made of two separate colored stones, attracts attention with stone workmanship.
Terme Thermal Tourism Center
Location: Kırşehir is located within the municipality boundaries.
Water Solubility: 40 ° C – 56 ° C
PH Value: 6.2
Properties: Bicarbonate, Chloride, Calcium, Sodium, Sarbondioxide, Fluoride.
Benefits: Drinking and bathing
Diseases Treated: Rheumatism affects diseases such as heart and blood circulation, female, nervous and muscle fatigue, nervous diseases, post-operative disorders and joints and arthritis.
Accommodation Facilities: 3-star hotel with 200 beds available.
Protected Areas
Seyfe Lake Nature Conservation Area
Bird Watching Area
Kızılırmak Basin

Province lands 900-1200 m. It is formed from the high spring. There are mountains reaching a height of 1700 m over the plateau surface. Many rivers are passing through Kırşehir province and Kızılırmak is one of them. The city of Kırsehir generally looks like a steppe. It is not forest friendly. In the valley bases and wetlands, there are some gardens and fruit gardens.
Kırşehir has a continental climate. Although the winters are cold and hard, they are not always the same as in Eastern Anatolia. The summers are hot and arid, spring rainy, autumn is a little rain.

Surveys conducted in and around Kırşehir show that the history of the province dates back to the Early Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC). Later Hittites, Phrygians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans ruled in the region.
Ahilik, who played a major role in the commercial and economic life of Anatolia for centuries, was founded in the 13th century in Kırşehir. The tradition of a tradesman is based on justice, mutual support and respect.

Tandoori pottery, if only I must taste.

You can buy from hand made art products made of Kırşehir’s famous ‘onyx’ stone.

Before seeing Cacabey Mosque, Ahi Evran Mosque, Chagatay Medresesini,
Without visiting the thermal baths,
Without buying ‘Onxy’ souvenirs,
Without hesitation
… Do not turn around.

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