Attractions

Top Choice Islamic Site in Sivas

Şifaiye Medresesi

Dating to 1218, this was one of the most important medical schools built by the Seljuks and was once Anatolia's foremost hospital. But it wasn't just built to help the sick. It was built to look good, and 800 years …
Top Choice Islamic Site in Sivas

Çifte Minare Medrese

Commissioned by the Mongol-İlkhanid vizier Şemsettin Güveyni after defeating the Seljuks at the battle of Kosedağ, the Çifte Minare Medrese (1271) has a çifte (pair) of mighty minarets. In fact, that's about all tha…
Islamic Site in Sivas

Bürüciye Medresesi

The Bürüciye Medresesi's monumental Seljuk gateway is a fitting entry to this medrese, built to teach 'positive sciences' in 1271. Inside, in a modest salon to the left of the entrance, is the tiled tomb of the buil…
Mosque in Sivas

Ulu Cami

The Ulu Cami (1197) is Sivas' oldest significant building, and one of Anatolia's oldest mosques. Built by the Danışmends, it's a large, low room with a forest of 50 columns. The super-fat brick minaret was added in …
Islamic Site in Sivas

Gök Medrese

Although it's currently undergoing a restoration project that will see it closed for some years to come, you can still view the twin minarets and (scaffolding-covered) facade of the Gök Medrese from outside. It was …
Market in Sivas

Subaşı Hanı

This Ottoman-era market, with its timber and white-plaster facade, is still used as shop-space for traders. Inside plenty of spice sellers display their wares while a line of vendors selling trinkets and musical ins…
Mosque in Sivas

Aliağa Camii

In the adjoining garden of this small 17th-century mosque are five graves, including that of the mosque's founder Haji Agha Mustafa Bey.
Mosque in Sivas

Kale Camii

The squat Ottoman Kale Camii (1580) was constructed by Sultan Murat III's grand vizier Mahmut Paşa.
Mosque in Sivas

Paşa Camii

The bulky yellow-stone Paşa Camii was built in 1805 and is a major landmark in central Sivas.
Mosque in Sivas

Meydan Camii

The squat, single minaret Meydan Camii is a good landmark on Atatürk Caddesi.