Amasya is a small characteristic Turkish town with a lot to offer. The city is growing more popular every year thanks to its great historical and cultural attractions. Yeşilırmak River splits the city in half and creates spectacular sceneries.
Amasya Castle oversees the city from the top of the Harşena Mountain. The castle’s history dates back to the first settlements in Amasya and is the historic center of the city. Amasya Castle is open to visitors from 8.00 to 18.00 with an entrance fee of 5 liras.
Amasya Museum is one of the richest in terms of artifact count in Anatolia. The museum is home to more than 24,000 artifacts. These artifacts are highly diverse and ranging from mummies to coins, including clothes and seals.
The history of the Burial Ground dates back to times of the Kingdom of Pontus. There are graves’ of their rulers ranging from 302 BC to 26 BC. Amasya Burial Ground welcomes its visitors from 09.00 to 19.00 with an entrance fee of 10 liras.
Museum of Sultan’s Sons has wax statues of Ottoman ruler’s sons. The museum is in a two-floor mansion and you can enjoy their intriguing stories with special lighting. The museum is located over the lively banks of Yeşilırmak River.
Bimarhane Madrasa is the only structure that remains from the era of Ilkhanids and was built in 1309. Its front facet is regarded as one of the best architectural works in Anatolia. The madrasa is located on the other side of the Amasya Burial Ground.
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