Çifte Minareli Medrese
The Seljuk-style Çifte Minareli Medrese, dating from the second half of the 13th century, is for most people Erzurum's most splendid...
For Erzurum's best views, head up to the citadel. It was originally erected by a general of Byzantine emperor Theodosius in the 5th...
This small Ottoman mosque was constructed in 1645.
Daşhane Saklı Konak
Set in an old Russian house on a lane behind its parent establishment Erzurum Evleri restaurant, the 'Hidden Mansion' has an intimate...
Erzurum's choice meat-eating experience is a lovely two-storey building with carved stone pillars and beautifully painted recessed...
Cumhuriyet Caddesi · interesting places nearby
Ulu Cami information
The Ulu Cami, built in 1179 by Erzurum's Saltuk Turkish emir, is restrained but elegant. Seven aisles run north–south and six run east–west, resulting in a forest of columns and pointed arches. In the central north–south aisle, a striking stalactite dome opens to the heavens above the third bay. The bay before the mihrab (niche indicating the direction of Mecca), at the central aisle's southern end, sports two 'elephant-eye' windows and a traditional Anatolian kırlangıç (swallow) dome of overlapping wooden beams.