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  • 10 vibes for Amasya

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    Amasya Harşena Castle sits atop Mount Harşena and consists of three main sections: Upper Castle (Acropolis), Girls Palace (Necropolis) and Lower Castle (Inner City) and hosts the rock tombs of five kings in the Pontus Royal Necropolis. It is one of the most majestic castles in Anatolia.

    Miniature Amasya Model Museum the Model City was built based on a photograph taken in 1914 and in contrast with its counterparts, it was designed to display a living Amasya, instead of only showing places and architecture. 

    Sultan Bayezid II Complex was built in the name of Sultan Bayezid II between 1485-1486 as a complex consisting of a mosque, madrasah, imaret, sepulcher and water fountain.

    Aynalı Cave, is an important location for Christians. It is called “Aynalı” (Mirrored) because the cave’s entrance shines when the sun hits. The complex is also home to the mausoleum of “Great Priest Tes” who lived in Amasya in 2nd century BCE.

    Mount Harşena and the Rock Tombs of Pontic Kings: This is a natural and cultural reserve that was included in UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2015. 

    Amasya Museum is one of the richest museums in Anatolia in terms of diversity of artifacts. Sultan Mesud Sepulcher in its yard, its outdoor stone artifacts garden, the only idol of Hittite Storm God Teshup in the world, its mummies hall and mosaics increase Amasya Museum’s importance.

    Ferhat and Şirin Lovers Museum, is the first and only lover’s museum in Türkiye. The museum displays the love stories of Ferhat and Şirin, Leyla and Mecnun, Kerem and Aslı, and Romeo and Juliet. 

    Maden Mosque was built in 1863 as a church. Restorations on the mosque’s ceiling revealed frescoes of Jesus and his four apostles, Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, and a depiction of the Holy Spirit.

    Yalıboyu Houses, line the sides of Yeşilırmak river and offer unique examples of Ottoman residential architecture.

    Boraboy Lake, with its clear emerald, green color, bungalows and hiking trails for those who love staying in nature will give you joy of life.

    Muscatel Apples, you must taste these unique apples with their taste, smell and aroma that travelers to Amasya can’t stop praising.