News Eskişehir Travel Guide: Best Sites and Landmarks to Visit
Eskişehir Travel Guide: Best Sites and Landmarks to Visit
Eskişehir, a charming city located in the northwest region of Turkey, is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination for both domestic and international travelers. Known for its vibrant cultural scene, historical landmarks, and natural beauty, Eskişehir offers something for everyone. From strolling along the picturesque Porsuk River to exploring the city's thriving arts district, there is no shortage of things to see and do in this lively city. In this article, we'll guide you through some of the top places to visit in Eskişehir, so you can make the most of your trip and experience all that this enchanting city has to offer.
1. Porsuk Creek and Adalar District
Located at the exact midpoint of Eskişehir, Porsuk Çayı and Adalar Region are one of the important symbols of the city. It is located in the city center. You can take boat trips, dinghies and gondola trips in Yorsuk Creek. This decoy passes between Tepebaşı and Odunpazarı districts. it has a length of 488 kilometers. The place that should be seen from a tourist point of view is the Islands Region.
2. Sazova Science, Art and Culture Park
Sazova Park is one of the structures that have changed the face of the city. It is among the most beautiful parks in Turkey. This place is located on the Kütahya road. Sazova Park, known as the 'Disneyland of Eskişehir', is mainly in a style that can attract the attention of children.
3. Odunpazarı Houses
Odunpazarı Houses are located within the boundaries of Odunpazarı district of Eskişehir. The houses here are an example of traditional Anatolian Turkish architecture. While you are in the city, we recommend that you see these houses and walk along their winding roads. This place has also been protected as a 'Historical and Urban Site'.
4. Eti Archaeological Museum
The Eti Archaeological Museum is described as the first museum to be realized by the private sector in Turkey. the construction of the museum was completed in 2010. In this museum there is a cultural asset covering the Neolithic, Bronze, Hittite, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Chalcolithic, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Seljuk periods. Admission to the museum is subject to a fee. Therefore, if you have a museum card, it is recommended to keep it with you.
5. Museum of Contemporary Glass Arts
The Museum of Contemporary Glass Arts is one of the places that allows value to be added to cultural life. There are 125 works here from hot glass blowing to cold forming by national and international artists. There is also a section where the works of young artists are temporarily exhibited in the museum.
6. Waterfall Park
Waterfall Park is located at a point that dominates Eskişehir. It may be a suitable place for those who want to witness the heartwarming view of the city. it has an artificial waterfall of 1,400 square meters. In addition, the windmill, Don Quixote and Sancho Poncho sculptures are the must-see structures.
7. Haller Youth Center
The Haller Youth Center has two floors. There are cafes, buffets and souvenir shops in it. In addition to being historical, this place hosts many cultural and art events. There is a chance that you can reach Haller Youth Center by taking the tram.
8. Sivrihisar Clock Tower
Sivrihisar Clock Tower is one of the most magnificent structures of the city. It is also one of the most important symbols of Sivrihisar. It is located on the cliffs to the north of the city. The watch was brought from Europe. The tower is accessed by an 8-step staircase.
9. Kent Park
There is an artificial beach in Kent Park, which is the first in Turkey. The beach is equipped with real sea sand. There is also an outdoor and indoor swimming pool. You have the opportunity to spend time in the horse riding area.
10. Atlihan Handicraft Bazaar
Atlihan Handicraft Bazaar is located on an area of 768 square meters. The bazaar, which contains traditional architectural elements, consists of 2 floors. There are units here where meerschaum is found and produced. While you are at the bazaar, you have the chance to see other handicraft products.
11. Liberation Museum
The Liberation Museum is located in the Odunpazarı district of Eskişehir. This place is dedicated to the Turkish War of Independence. It consists of 2 floors, Ground and First floor. The museum is closed on Mondays. It is among the most equipped museums.
12. Odunpazarı Modern Museum
Odunpazarı Modern Museum is located among the historical Odunpazarı houses of Eskişehir. It was established in 2019 with the aim of bringing culture and art together with society. This place was designed by the world-famous architecture office Kengo Kuma and Associates (KKAA).
13. Dede Korkut Park
Dede Korkut Park was built for the people to have a good time and for children to have fun. There are also areas where people can workout. It is one of the places that those who love both historical and natural places should definitely visit.
14. Kurşunlu Mosque and Complex
Kurşunlu Mosque and Complex are located in Odunpazarı district. Decadal Odunpazarı is located between the houses. It is a work belonging to the sixteenth century Ottoman Period. Especially if you want to go on a historical trip, we say you should definitely come here.
15. Seyit Battalgazi Complex and Mausoleum
It is built on a rocky area next to the top of the three. According to the rumor, the Umayyad commander Sayyid Battal Gazi was martyred in this position. This place was built on an octagonal substructure. A profiled fringe consisting of thin and thick erasures surrounds the facades of the mausoleum.
16. Monument of Midas - Inscribed Rock
The Midas Monument, that is, the Inscribed Rock, has a special place because it is the first example that provides information about the general appearance of Phrygian rock facades. It got this name because of the Phrygian word Midai written on the flattened bedrock in the upper left part of the monument. The local people know this place as a Written Rock.
17. Yunus Emre Mausoleum
Yunus Emre Tomb is located in Mihalıççık district of Eskişehir. According to the rumor, Yunus Emre died here and was buried here. When we come to the city, we say do not return without visiting here.
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