"Kastamonu (Evliyalar sehri=Saints city)" Kastamonu Ili by Tuna_ank

Kastamonu Ili Travel Guide: 71 reviews and 204 photos

Kastamonu is a small, cute Blacksea city. You may see many old houses, mosques here. You may ski at Ilgaz mountain. Atatürk's hat revolution started in this city.(23 august 1925) At 1919, first woman meeting was here.
Kastamonu is a very historical city. 18th century BC- Hittites, 13th BC-Phrygians, 7th century BC-Lydians. -Macedonians- Pontus kingdom in 1st century BC- The Roman Empire -Seljuk dynasty 11th century AD, followed by the Danishmends, the Byzantines during the crusades, Çobanoðlu and Candaroglu beyliks. The Ottoman sultan Beyazid I conquered the province in 1392 however, following his capture and death in Battle of Ankara, the area was granted back to the Candaroglu by the Mongol Timur Lenk. Ottoman sultan Mehmed II incorporated the region back to the empire in 1461. The Danishmend dynasty was a Turcoman dynasty ruling in eastern Anatolia in the 11th and 12th centuries...
This city has many Külliyes. (Islamic Ottoman social komplex) because of many saints.
This page is not Turkish but worth to see.:
http://64.233.183.132/search?q=cache:4v8ZTEPEONMJ:www.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~ucoluk/kastamonu/+ismail+bey+k%C3Clliyesi%2Bcity&hl=tr&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=tr

Significant Days:
inebolu Honour and Courage Day inebolu 9-11 June
Cabotage and Maritime Day inebolu 1 July
Yakaören Cabotage Celebrations Bozkurt First Sunday of July
Victory Cup Horse Races Daday 30 August
Kastamonu and Head Gear and Costume Reform 23-31 August
International Culture - Garlic and Flex Festival Taþköprü 7-11 September
Sari Yazma Culture and Art Festival Cide
Ginolu Silverfish Festival Çatalzeytin 15-17 July
Sugla/Dogada Yearning Day Feast 28-30 July
Cide Rifat Ilgaz Culture and Art Festival 2 -8 July
Traditional Devrekani Çayircik Fetih Feast 9 June
Art and Rice Festival Tosya 25-28 September
Marine Festivities and Culture and Art Festival Abana 25-27 July
Aðlý Fair Aðlý Starts on first Wednesday of September
Hanönü (Gökagaç) Fair Hanönü 7-11 October

  • Last visit to Kastamonu Ili: Nov 2008
  • Intro Updated Jul 17, 2010
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Your country has some very interesting places to visit. I love it ;-)

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Happy belated Birthday ! I just returned from London! Hope you had a great Birthday.

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2008 at 12:26 AM

    a completely unknown to me city! any more info about these mosques?

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