Castle in Van

Van Castle

Nothing is quite so impressive in Van as the Van Castle, which dominates the view of the city. About 3km west of the city centre, it's a wonderful place to come for a picnic.
Museum in Van

Van Museum

Van's original museum was damaged in the 2011 earthquakes, and this gleaming new glass structure at the foot of Van Castle was opened in late 2014. The museum boasts the world's pre-eminent collection of Urartian ex…
Ruins in Van

Van Castle (Van Kalesi) & Eski Van

About 4km west of the centre, Van Castle dominates the view of the city. Visit at sunset for great views across the lake. Catch a 'Kale' minibus (TL2) from İskele Caddesi to the castle's northwestern corner for the …
Mosque in Van

Ulu Camii