Kutahya TilesKutahya is famed for its excellent tiles that are used all over Turkey particularly in the restoration of Ottoman mosques that have replaced Iznik original tiling and has become Turkey’s leading tile production centre.
Places to Visit in Kutahya
Ulu MosqueThere are well preserved Ottoman period houses in the main square, the Belediye Square, and the attractive 15th century Ulu Cami Mosque sits amid the lively bazaar area which stretches over several streets.
Kutahya MuseumNext to the mosque is the town’s museum that displays local archaeological artefacts and is housed inside the Vacidiye Medresesi that was built in the 14th century.
Also of interest is the Kossuth Evi which was home to Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894) who fled Hungary after a failed uprising against Habsburg rule and is immaculately persevered.
Kutahya CastleThe imposing towers of the castle (kale) overshadow the town offering wonderful views and was originally constructed in Byzantine times and extended by successors but only the western walls survive intact.
Transportation and AccommodationThe main bus garage is a little northeast of the centre and a short walk to the town’s main square where there is a tourist information booth and budget and mid range hotels available with a range of eateries close by offering a variety of fare.
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