Tokat attractions

Top Choice Museum in Tokat

Tokat Museum

Tokat's impressive museum is housed within the beautifully restored Arastalı Bedesten (covered market). The collection packs in intricately decorated Bronze Age and Hittite artefacts, Phrygian ceramics, Hellenic jew…
Architecture in Tokat

Sulusokak Caddesi

Many of Tokat's old buildings still survive, though in ruins, along Sulusokak Caddesi, which was the main thoroughfare before the perpendicular Samsun–Sivas road was improved in the 1960s. With its ancient buildings…
Museum in Tokat

Mevlevihane

Turn left on GOP Bulvarı just before Latifoğlu Konağı and cross the canal to get to this restored dervish lodge with its museum to all things dervish, built in 1613 by Muslu Ağa, vizier to Sultan Ahmet I (r 1603–17)…
Islamic Site in Tokat

Gök Medrese

Constructed after the fall of the Seljuks and the coming of the Mongols by local potentate Pervane Muhinedin Süleyman, the 13th-century Gök Medrese has also served as a hospital and a school.Very few of the building…
Mosque in Tokat

Ulu Cami

Tokat's historic neighbourhood of slouching Ottoman houses, nestled at the foot of the castle hill, is home to the city's prettiest mosque. Crane your neck to take in the colourful painted wood ceiling and admire th…
Historic Building in Tokat

Latifoğlu Konağı

Two blocks south of Cumhuriyet Meydanı, the splendid 19th-century Latifoğlu Konağı is a fine example of baroque architecture in the Ottoman style. The rooms have been restored to their former finery with elaborately…
Historic Building in Tokat

Taş Han

The 17th-century Taş Han is an Ottoman caravanserai and workshop with a cafe in the courtyard which makes a good pit-stop while exploring. The shops within its arched arcades sell a mixture of hand-painted yazmas (h…
Castle in Tokat

Tokat Castle

Tokat's 5th-century castle was restored during the Seljuk and Ottoman eras but little remains today except the fine view. To get here, take the road beside the Sümbül Baba Türbesi; it's about a 1km walk uphill. Solo…
Mosque in Tokat

Gülbahar Hatun Camii

Past the fruit-and-vegetable market's squiggle of streets, directly across GOP Bulvarı from the Taş Han, is the Gülbahar Hatun Camii and medrese, dating from 1485 and the reign of Sultan Beyazıt II.
Tomb in Tokat

Sümbül Baba Türbesi

This octagonal Seljuk tomb dates from 1291 and is a few hundred metres north of the Taş Han.