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    Amasya Museum

    Amasya Museum (Amasya Müzesi) contains many artifacts from Late Neolithic, Early Chalcolithic and Bronze Ages, Hittite, Urartu, Phrygian, Scythian-Khmerian, Persian, Pontus, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods.

    Amasya Harşena Castle

    Harşena Castle (Harşena Kalesi) sits atop Mount Harşena, located at the city center, and consists of three main sections. Upper Castle (Acropolis), Girls Palace (Necropolis) and Lower Castle (Inner City)

    Mount Harşena and the Rock Tombs of Pontic Kings

    Mount Harşena and the Rock Tombs of Pontic Kings was included in UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2015. The rock tombs are the most monumental tombs in Anatolia and are important examples of rock tombs.

    Hazeranlar Mansion (Museum House)

    Hazeranlar Mansion (Hazeranlar Müzesi) is a building with four iwans with a central hall and is one of the buildings that best demonstrate the features of Ottoman Period traditional civilian architecture. Artifacts on display at Hazeranlar Mansion include dresses that reflect 19th century life, carpets and rugs, daily kitchen tools used at the mansion and women’s jewelry.

    Museum of Princes

    The Museum of Princes (Veliahtlar Müzesi) is one of the major tourist attractions in Amasya and contains he statues of Ottoman Sultans who stayed in Amasya during their prince hood.

    Sabuncuoğlu Şerefeddin Surgery and Medical History Museum

    This is the only artifact remaining from the Ilkhanids, who played an important part in the fall of Anatolian Seljuk State. It is known as the first Anatolian hospital that treated its patients with music.

    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.

    Ferhat and Şirin Lovers Museum

    The museum is the first and only Lovers Museum (Aşıklar Müzesi) in Türkiye. The museum displays the love stories of Ferhat and Şirin, Leyla and Mecnun, Kerem and Aslı, and Romeo and Juliet.

    Sheikh Hamdullah Writing History and Calligraphy Museum

    The museum takes its name from Sheikh Hamdullah of Amasya and has examples of calligraphy on display. The museum introduces the development processes of Sumerian, Egyptian, Hittite and other scripts. The the processes involved in various arts such as bookbinding, marbling and illumination.

    Saraydüzü Barracks Building and National Struggle Center

    Saraydüzü Barracks Building (Saraydüzü Kışla Binası) was the place where Mustafa Kemal stayed in Amasya in June 1919, and where the Amasya Circular was penned, was rebuilt true to its original on the coast of Yeşilırmak due to this historical significance.

    Aynalı Cave

    Aynalı Cave (Aynalı Mağarası) is the best rock-tomb complex in Amasya and is an important place for the Christian world. The complex is also home to the mausoleum of “Great Priest Tes” who lived in Amasya in 2nd century BCE.

    Sultan Bayezid II Complex

    The mosque was built between 1485-1486 on the order of Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II and is one of the best examples of side-hall/zawiya architecture.

    While in the early days of the complex, the structure called “imaret” consisted of five individual units (dining hall, kitchen, pantry, bakery and stables), only the mosque, madrasah and imaret sections remain today.

    Sycamore trees on both sides of the water fountain were planted during the mosque’s construction and have been providing shade in the mosque yard for over 500 years.

    Gökmedrese Mosque

    Gökmedrese’s Door is one of the best examples of woodcarving, and the windows on both sides of the main door are the best examples of Seljuk masonry.

    The mosque is a complex consisting of the madrasah and sepulcher. The building is called “Gökmedrese” (GökMadrasah) because of the blue glazed bricks on the frame of the octagonal sepulcher.

    Burmalı Minare Mosque

    The mosque was built in 1242 and is called Burmalı Minare (Twisting Minaret) Mosque (Burmalı Minare Cami) for the groves that spiral around the minaret.

    Bayezid Paşa Mosque

    The mosque was built in 1414 and its prominent feature is the elegant marble craftsmanship of its narthex. The building’s main door and window wings are some of the most precious artifacts of Ottoman woodworking.

    Çilehane Mosque

    The mosque was built in 1413. The building that is used as a mosque today was a Halveti Dervish Lodge.

    Yörgüç Paşa Mosque

    The mosque was built in 1431 and one of its interesting features is the fact that its narthex is located within the main mosque.

    Kapı Ağa Madrasah

    The madrasah was built in 1488 and is the first implementation of the octagonal plan of Seljuk tomb monuments.

    Kara Mustafa Paşa Mosque

    The mosque was built in 1666 and one of its most striking features is the fountain in the yard, and another is the penned ornaments in the fountain’s ceiling. 

    Abide Hatun Mosque

    The most interesting feature of the mosque that was built in 1669 are its penned ornaments.

    Maden Mosque

    The mosque was originally a church built in 1863.  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.

    Piri Baba Sepulcher

    This 15th century building was mentioned in Evliya Çelebi’s Travels. According to Piri Baba’s Velayetname, Şamlıoğlu Ibrahim asks for Piri Baba’s help during a storm at sea and builds a sepulcher for him afterwards.

    Serçoban Sepulcher

    His real name was Ibrahim Tebrizi Bahaddin Mevlana, and he came from Iran. He studied in Tabriz and escaped the cruelty of Mongolian despot Kongurtay, settled in Karasenir Village, and began shepherding. There are many folk legends about him.

    Pir Sücaeddin İlyas Sepulcher

    He was one of the people who saved Amasya from the invasion and massacre of Timur’s army after the Battle of Ankara in 1402 and was a prominent figure in the Anatolian Halveti Order.

    Yalıboyu Houses

    Traditional Ottoman mansions and houses that line up both sides of Yeşilırmak have an important place in Amasya’s architectural inventory and the remaining examples of old Amasya houses are mostly those built in the 19th century.