Ulu Cami

Top choice in Central Anatolia

Tokat's historic neighbourhood of slouching Ottoman houses, nestled at the foot of the castle hill, hides this gem of a mosque with floral motifs crawling up the arched stone columns and a colourful painted wood-panel ceiling in dazzling orange and blue. To find it, take the lane off GOP Bulvarı just before the Taş Han and head up the hill.

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