Top ChoiceCeramics in Kütahya

İznik Çini Mehmet Gürsoy

This restored Ottoman house is home to the showroom of world-renowned ceramics artist Mehmet Gürsoy who is credited with helping to revive the traditional art of İznik ceramics. The pieces on display here,...

Top ChoiceRoman Site in Kütahya

Ancient Aizanoi

Rural Çavdarhisar (60km southwest of Kütahya) is home to one of Anatolia's best-preserved Roman remains. The Temple of Zeus, built under Hadrian (r AD 117–138), was Aizanoi's major sanctuary and today its cella...

Historic Building in Kütahya

Kossuth Müzesi

This stately whitewashed Ottoman building once housed dissident Hungarian parliamentarian Lajos Kossuth (1802–94), and exemplifies upper-class Kütahyan life in the mid-19th century. Along with period furnishings,...

Mosque in Kütahya

Dönenler Cami

Look for the mechanical rotating dervish statue on the roundabout at the southern end of Cumhuriyet Caddesi and you'll see the Dönenler Cami directly across the road. Built in the 14th century and later used as a...

Turkish in Kütahya

Siyah İnci

Try to ignore the entrance cake counters and head upstairs to this cafe where Kütahyalıs hang out drinking tea and scoffing decadent desserts. There's a full menu as well as the sweet treats that offers menemen...

Museum in Kütahya

Tile Museum

Located in the non-working İmaret Cami, this museum showcases Kütahya's kiln-fired past. Ceramics include 14th-century Seljuk tile fragments and large jugs and plates by 20th-century ceramic artists such as Hacı...

Cafe in Kütahya

Lalezar Konağı

The cafe of this restored Ottoman mansion is a great place to put your feet up after exploring Kütahya. It does typical Turkish favourites of yaprak sarma (stuffed vine leaves), güveç (meat and vegetable stew)...

Pub in Kütahya

Voodoo

The best of the pubs and bars along the southern end of Atatürk Bulvarı. Most of the crew behind the bar speak pretty good English and, as it's popular with couples, Voodoo's beer garden vibe is a relaxed...

Turkish in Kütahya

Hammam-I Ziyafe

Sit beneath the brick dome of this simple restaurant in the restored Kuçuk Hamam (1402) and order up güveç (meat and vegetable stew), gözleme (stuffed flatbreads) or köfte (meatballs).

Museum in Kütahya

Archaeology Museum

Located in the Vacidiye Medresesi (1314), next door to the Ulu Cami, this old-school provincial museum exhibits finds from Ancient Aizanoi including a masterpiece Roman sarcophagus from Aizanoi's Temple of Zeus,...

Castle in Kütahya

Kütahya Fortress

Looming over Kütahya, this 8th-century Byzantine fortress was restored by the Seljuks, the Germiyan emirs and the Ottomans between the 13th and 15th centuries. Dozens of round tower ruins indicate its former...

Area in Kütahya

Germiyan Sokak

A 10-minute walk northwest of the main square, Zafer Meydanı, this heritage street of renovated Ottoman houses includes restaurants, cafes and a museum house, Kent Müzesi, where you can enjoy the historical...

Museum in Kütahya

Kent Müzesi

Located amid the restored Ottoman houses of Germiyan Sokak, 10 minutes northwest of the main square, Kütahya's City Museum presents a good overview of the city and region.

Cafe in Kütahya

Karavan Gözleme

This snack bar alongside the stone walls of the Kuçuk Hamam serves gözleme (stuffed flatbreads) and börek (filled pastry).

Mosque in Kütahya

Ulu Cami

Built in 1410, Kütahya's grand mosque has chunky marble pillars and intricate Arabic calligraphy decoration bordering its arches and domes.