"An historical city at 2000 mt above sea level" Top 5 Page for this destination Erzurum by dabuwan

Erzurum Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 112 photos

Erzurum is the capital of the largest province in Eastern Anatolia. It is set on a plateau at almost 2000 mt of elevation, in a strategic position along the main routes.
Though the history of the city dates back to 6000 BC, the most important and finest monuments still present have been built between the 12th and the 17th century. Erzurum has been and still is an important religious center for Islam in Turkey.
Modern Erzurum is tidy and quiet, and the harsh climate ranges from cool in August (when I visited) to extremely cold in winter.

  • Last visit to Erzurum: Aug 1990
  • Intro Updated Aug 30, 2003
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  • titti's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2004 at 12:47 PM

    Pare un luogo interessante...potrei includerlo nel prossimo giretto... :-)

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2003 at 1:54 AM

    sharing the same places!a city in the middle of nowhere,one of the more typically turkish we met!

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 1:46 AM

    Your great page brings back my memories. Yes, Erzurum has a special atmosphere. In autumn it was cold there.

  • R-men's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2003 at 3:02 PM

    from your pages and tips i can assume there is no evidence left that Karin (historical name of Erzerum) was a big Armenian city up to the end of 19th century? The entrance of "Ulu Cami" was a dome of an Armenian church. .....

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2003 at 4:18 PM

    another interesting place in Turkey, but somehow apart from the rest of the country, and many years "back" ! Excellent pics of that great mosque and the surrounding mountains !

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2003 at 9:58 AM

    Yes, the view from the citadel over the city and mountains is really great!

  • d_d's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2003 at 1:31 AM

    Se mai andro' in Turchia.... ci vado. Bella pagina! ;-)

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