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...
For Erzurum's best views, head up to the citadel, erected by the emperor Theodosius around the 5th century and subsequently damaged and...
A short hop from the Ulu Cami, you'll notice the small Ottoman Caferiye Camii, constructed in 1645.
This old wooden house, signposted from Cumhuriyet Caddesi is filled with Ottoman paraphernalia. Dishes include soup, börek (filled...
Cumhuriyet Caddesi · interesting places nearby
Ulu Cami information
Unlike the elaborately decorated Çifte Minareli, the Ulu Cami, built in 1179 by the Saltuk Turkish emir of Erzurum, is restrained but elegant, with seven aisles running north to south and six running east to west, resulting in a forest of columns. You enter from the north along the central aisle. Above the third east–west aisle, a striking stalactite dome opens to the heavens. At the southern end of the central aisle are a curious wooden dome and a pair of bull's-eye windows.
A short hop from the Ulu Cami, you'll notice the small Ottoman Caferiye Camii .