Erzurum: The City Above the Clouds

Erzurum: The City Above the Clouds, Erzurum, Turkey (B)

In 2011, New York Times included Erzurum to its list of popular tourism destinations of that year. So on my way to Erzurum, I was very excited. Because I knew very well that Erzurum is not popular tourism destination of Turkey but New York Times still included this beautiful city to its list. I thought to myself there must be some kind of hidden beauty in this city, which provoked my excitement.

Famous Russian Writer Alexander Pushkin, described Erzurum very well at his book “Journey to Arzrum”. In historical districts you can still see historical fountains, curved streets, Erzurum Castle and graves as he described 150 years ago. It’s like time travelling!

There are lots of interesting things to see both in city center and surrounding districts. In surrounding districts, environment is breathtaking! I strongly advise you to see Tortum Waterfalls, Yedigöller, and Hasankale springs. In historical district, everything pretty much located closely to each other and they survived back from Seljuk and Byzantium times. You can find details of some of the attractions in the center below. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Erzurum: The City Above the Clouds
Guide Location: Turkey » Erzurum
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Selina (unknown)
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Erzurum Castle
  • Twin Minaret Madrasa
  • Rüstem Paşa Bazaar
  • Clock Tower
  • Local Erzurum Houses
  • Two Headed Eagle