Museum in Kastamonu

Archaeology Museum

South of Nasrullah Bridge, this small museum has well displayed exhibits and detailed information panels in English. The central hall is devoted to Kastamonu's role in Atatürk's sartorial revolution, while the left-…
Square in Kastamonu

Nasrullah Meydanı

Leading off from Nasrullah Bridge, the square centres on the Ottoman Nasrullah Camii (1506). Poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy delivered speeches in this mosque during the War of Independence. The former Münire Medresesi (semi…
Castle in Kastamonu


One block south of the town's Archaeology Museum, turn right onto Şeyh Şaban Veli Caddesi and follow the road up to the scant remains of Kastamonu's castle. Parts of the building date from Byzantine times, but most …
Viewpoint in Kastamonu

Saat Kulesi

Follow the signs from the central square on Cumhuriyet Caddesi to the Saat Kulesi from where there are excellent panoramic views over the red roofs of Kastamonu and over to the castle with the rolling hills behind. …
Museum in Kastamonu

Ethnography Museum

South of Nasrullah Bridge on Cumhuriyet Caddesi, turn right after Gazi Paşa school to reach the restored 1870 Liva Paşa Konağı, with its upstairs salons furnished as it would have been in Ottoman times.