About Erzurum - presentation, information, photos and recommendations
Due to its geographical location at the crossroads of the ancient trade routes, the cultural heritage of Erzurum has been nurtured by many societies since the Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Ages, including a rich culinary legacy.
Erzurum is a great destination for those following the Anatolian influence in an eastern geography, willing to get carried away in the atmosphere of a remote city.
Erzurum was an important Seljuk Turkish city in the 1100s and 1200s, and has important Seljuk buildings such as the Çifte Minareli Medrese, the Mongol-built Yakutiye Medrese, a very old citadel, and various distinctive Seljuk Turkish tombs.
The museum and bazaar are also interesting and, in winter, the Palandöken ski resort on the city outskirts draws skiers from throughout Turkey to its dry powder.
Use Erzurum as a base for visits to the beautiful Tortum Valley and Georgian churches in the Kaçkar Mountains to the northeast, and to Doğubayazıt to gaze on Mount Ararat.
Erzurum | An historical city situated on the oxygen-rich skirts of Palandoken Mountain, Erzurum boasts a unique cultural legacy.
Having a growing population, Erzurum is one of the largest cities of the Eastern Anatolian Region
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