UNESCO Heritage Sites in Turkey You Need to Visit Right Now

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği | © Bertramz/Wikimedia Commons
Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği | © Bertramz/Wikimedia Commons

There’s a wealth of history in Turkey from ancient civilizations to powerful empires and the birth of a republic. Here are some amazing places you should check off your own travel list while you’re in Turkey, due to their inclusion in the much-respected UNESCO World Heritage List.

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

Great Mosque of Divriği
Great Mosque of Divriği | © Mxcil/Wikimedia Commons
A masterpiece of Islamic architecture, the Great Mosque of Divriği is located in the Sivas province and impresses with its advanced vault construction and beautifully ornate decorations.

Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex

Selimiye Mosque Dome
Selimiye Mosque Dome | © ROFI44WIK/Wikimedia Commons
Considered to be one of Mimar Sinan’s greatest works, the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne impresses with its vast structure and tile work in its exterior that exemplify the apogee of the Iznik art.

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

Cappadocia | © Brocken Inaglory/Wikimedia Commons
It’s no surprise that the truly mysterious landscape of Cappadocia — with its erosion formed fairy chimneys, underground cities, and rock sanctuaries — is on UNESCO’s list.

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