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Sivas Travel Guide: 79 reviews and 169 photos
Like its famed baklava, Sivas is tough on the outside, but exudes a melt-in-your-mouth sweet taste once you had a bite. Coming from laidback Amasra and stunning Amasya, my first impressions of Sivas were of utter dismay - modern, industiral city devoid of the charms that were characteristic of Amasra and Amasya.
But as soon as I stepped out of my hotel and explored its attractions, the city, just like the baklava's beguiling sweetness, started to wield its magic.
The Seljuk masterpieces, with their incredibly intricate doorways, took me to a period earlier than the Ottoman attractions of Safranbolu and Amasya. The Sivas museum made me fully appreciate modern Turkish history and how one man's determination and dream changed the course (and some say, curse) of a nation's destiny. And Divrigi will be an experience never to be forgotten.
On top of all these, Sivas' people were as friendly and generous and kind and giving as their fellow Turks were in other places I've been to.
- Pros:Seljuk masterpieces and awesome Divrigi
- Cons:Industrial character of the city
- In a nutshell:A great taste of ancient and modern Turkish history
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