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  • 10 vibes for Kastamonu

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    Kastamonu Government House It is one of the most spectacular buildings in Türkiye. The 110 years old building is one of the symbols, which identify Kastamonu.

    The Ilgaz Mountain; “You are Anatolia’s empyreal mountain” are some song lines, expressing the beauty of this mountain. It is one of the leading skiing and winter tourism centres of Türkiye.

    Taşköprü is 45 km from Kastamonu. It derived its name from the bridge across the Gökırmak River which was built in 1336. The bridge has 7 arches and is 68 m long. It is assumed that the bridge was built in the pre-Byzantine period.

    Kastamonu Saat Tower is 12 meters high and the top can be reached by stairs. The whole city can be viewed from the Saat Tower.

    Liva Paşa Mansion - Ethnography Museum was built as a mansion in 1887. As it is one of the city's civil architecture examples, it was turned into the Ethnography Museum in 1997. Kastamonu's folk culture of thousands of years is exhibited in this museum. 

    Kastamonu Archeology Museum was opened in 1951. The museum exhibits artifacts from antiquity, Hittite, and Byzantine Periods, as well as from the Republican Period.

    The Kastamonu Castle reaches back to the time of the ancient Phrygian civilisation, and provides the best view over the city.

    İsmail Bey Complex (Kurşunlu Han) located in the İsmail Bey Neighbourhood in the city centre, the complex is located on the Şehinşah Rock, which has two rock tombs from the 7th century BCE. The Complex contains a group of buildings, including a mosque, a tomb, a madrasa, an han, a hamam and a library, which exhibit the best examples of the art of the Beylik Period.

    Münire Madrasa Handicraft Bazaar; Here you can purchase traditional handicraft of Kastamonu.

    Evkaya Rock Tomb-Houses is located in the city centre and was built during 7th century BCE under the influence of Phrygian culture. The embossed image of a goddess suggests that the place was conceived as a cult site.