Unlike the elaborately decorated Çifte Minareli, the Ulu Cami, built in 1179 by the Saltuk Turkish emir of Erzurum, is restrained but...
A short hop from the Ulu Cami, you'll notice the small Ottoman Caferiye Camii, constructed in 1645.
Çifte Minareli Medrese
East of the city centre, this building dates from the 1200s when Erzurum was a wealthy Seljuk city, before suffering attack and...
This old wooden house, signposted from Cumhuriyet Caddesi is filled with Ottoman paraphernalia. Dishes include soup, börek (filled...
For Erzurum's best views, head up to the citadel, erected by the emperor Theodosius around the 5th century and subsequently damaged and repaired numerous times. Inside, spiral stairs and a step ladder climb to the top of the 12th-century clock tower.