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By Air

Erzurum Airport also used by the Turkish Air Force, has the second longest runway in Turkey.The airport's public passenger terminal covers an area of 5,750 m2 and has an open-air parking lot for 200 cars.Daily flight from Istanbul (by Onur Air, Turkish Airlines and Pegasus) and direct flights from Izmir, Ankara and Antalya.In winter there are also flights from Russia and Ukraine.

By Train

There is a daily train from Istanbul (Dogu Express departs from Haydarpasa station at 08:35 every morning).Dogu Express has a stop in Ankara too and in a number of other cities and towns across Anatolia including Eskisehir, Kayseri, Sivas and Erzincan among others as well.There is also another daily train from Ankara (Erzurum Express which is said to be more comfortable than Dogu Express).Both trains head for Kars further east (near Armenian and Georgian borders).

By Bus

Most bus companies stop at the Erzurum Otogar, which is about 1 km away from the main city centre.It is a walkable distance to town, or you can take the public bus to/from the Otogar.The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities.Erzurum is also the main railroad endpoint for the Eastern Anatolia region.

Key places to visit
Palandoken Mountain, Twin Minaret Madrasah, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Orhan Gazi Mosque


Places to Visit

Palandoken Mountain

is a 3,271 m (10,732 ft) high tectonic mountain in Erzurum Province, Turkey.The summit is at a distance of only 10 km (6 mi) from Erzurum city center, which itself extends at an elevation of 1,950 m (6,398 ft).On the road from Erzurum to the summit, the Palandoken ski resort is located at the mountain village called Baskoy, 2,100 m (6,890 ft) high, and the distance between the station and the city is 4 km (2 mi).Due to fog and risk of avalanche, the Ejder lifts and trails are sometimes closed. The skiing season may begin in November and last as long as until June.In 2008-2010 more lifts have been opened, now there are 8 in all, and the trails have been improved.There are four hotels on the mountain Polat Renaissance hotel, Dedeman hotel, Dedeman Ski Lodge, and Palan Hotel.Because of the center's close proximity to Erzurum, visitors can also stay in hotels in Erzurum, where the range of hotel standards is wider.A new ski resort has been constructed at the mountain village Konaklı, about 18 km (11 mi) from the city.

Twin Minaret Madrasah

is an architectural monument of the late Seljuk period in the Turkish city of Erzurum.Built as a theological school a few years before 1265, it takes its name Twin Minaret Madrasa, from the two fluted minarets that crown the monumental facade.On each side of the entrance there is a panel.On the right side there's a double-headed eagle.The motif on the left side does not seem to be completed.The Cifte Minareli Medrese is thought to be the model for the Gok Medrese in Sivas.The east entrance of the madrasa and the enormous stone facade of ornamental brick and tile masonry with two minarets are remarkable.Erzurum, Sivas Gok Medrese with Double Minaret Theological School are learning that similar two-storey building.The stone facade ornamentation and the rate of maturation as well as an architectural ornament of an understanding that the avoidance of duplication is conspicuously dominant.Such a practice with more vivid, lively, light and shadow games feel strongly one side was obtained.Two minarets are decorated with glazed bricks and tiles, as well as moving the colored composition that was mature and satisfying.Crown to the left of the door, three-zone will not be read today as a small niche in the post is destroyed.Amel-i master in this article can be read with difficulty.This article is understood to have written the name of the architect. Although not definitive or keluk Konyalı Kaluyan Bin Abdullah is believed to be.

Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

The original name of the Cathedral of Saint Nicolas, a former Catholic temple.Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)'s is one of the two largest mosques.1328 opened in the cathedral and 1571 in the Ottoman Empire to meet the needs of the region translated into a mosque.The conqueror of Cyprus, known as the Lala Mustafa Pasha 's name was changed.

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra

operating under the symphony orchestra.Turkey's first private academic has the distinction of being the international art community.Orchestra's music director Klaus Weise in Turkey and abroad as well as a large part of the university as a faculty member is serving 120 artists.BSO since 2009, UNICEF goodwill ambassador.Orchestra September 1993 at the Bilkent University was established as an art project Sinfoniette started functioning as per the definition of a community.Thus the Bilkent Academic Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta (Basso) entering the world of art as a full symphony orchestra orkstrasına converted subsequently expanded the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to continue the work started under the name.Academic Chamber Orchestra and String Ensemble is a structure of a symphony orchestra a now due to host the Commonwealth Orchestras as well as a stop.

Orhan Gazi Mosque

Bilecik found on and Yildirim Bayazit built by the mosque.1392 by the grandfather in the Yildirim Bayazit Orhan Gazi, built for him on the temple the dome of the lead is covered, popularly known as "Leaded Mosque known as".365 community capacity Orhangazi Mosque's 1973 tamirattan in the past and has been restored.The main minaret of the mosque is located 30m away from the mosque.Example of religious architecture the first domed Ottoman history.

Right Time to Visit

November - March
June - September