City Travel Guide Kutahya Turkey

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Kutahya City is one of the oldest Turkish cities, with Turkish traditions still being practiced today and important Ottoman architectural monuments, including a castle, mosques, medreses, baths, complexes, mausoleums, and mansions. One of the finest mosques is the 14th century Ulu Mosque. Kutahya Castle offers a wonderful, panoramic view of the old town on the western side of the city.

The Kutahya Archaeology Museum was a medrese in the 14th century; it now displays ethnographia, Roman and Byzantine relics, and tiles of Iznik and Kutahya from Ottoman times. Lajos Kossuth, the 19th century Hungarian hero, lived with his family in what is now the Kossuth House Museum; relics and documents related to Kossuth are displayed in the museum.

The kilns of Kutahya produced exquisite ceramics in the 16th and 17th centuries a craft which lives on today. You can visit the workshops where skilled artisans produce tiles, plates and bowls renowned for their cobalt blue patterns on a milky white background.

Southwest of Kutahya, is the Roman town of Cavdarhisar (Aezani) where a theatre, stadium and the Temple of Zeus remain. In the same direction, Murat Mountain offers camping facilities and hot springs, amid delightful scenery. Near Dumlupinar are the Baskomutan National Park and the War of Independence memorials.

Kutahya province is divided into 13 districts; Altintas, Aslanapa, Cavdarhisar, Domanic, Dumlupinar, Emet, Gediz, Hisarcik, Kutahya, Pazarlar, Saphane, Simav, Tavsanli

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