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Divrigi

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A mansion in Divrigi

Divrigi is a town in northeastern part of Central Anatolia, on the edge of Eastern Anatolia.

Understand

Divrigi is an ancient town, which was once a Byzantine site. By the 12th and 13th centuries, it was the capital of Western branch of Turkic Emirate of Mengücek, and the remains of Great Mosque of 1229 and a citadel remain from the period.

Get in

By air

Nearest airport is located in Sivas, about 180 km or 3 hours away by road.

By bus

  • Divrigi Nazar Seyahat, Esenler Otogar no:34 (main bus station of Istanbul), +90 212 658 22 58 (Istanbul), +90 312 224 10 58 (Ankara), [1]. Company providing direct buses to Divrigi from Istanbul and Ankara.
  • Divriği Özlem Tur and Divriği Birlik provide minibuses from Sivas every hour.

By train

Divrigi has a train station. Daily trains from Istanbul's Haydarpaşa station (Doğu Express, departing 8:35AM and arriving at Divrigi 9:30AM next morning, 32.50 TL/seat, 26 TL/seat for students) and Ankara (Doğu Express, departing from Ankara 6:08PM, 20 TL/seat, 16 TL/seat for students; and Erzurum Express, departing from Ankara 1:30PM and arriving at Divrigi 3:45AM, 22.50 TL/seat, 18 TL/seat for students) are available. Sleeper cars are available at Doğu Express. For more info, see Turkish State Railways webpage [2].

Get around

See

Portal of Great Mosque
  • Great Mosque (Ulu Cami) and adjoining medieval hospital (Darüşşifa) are outstanding examples of Seljuk architecture and are both in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1985 [3]. The Baroque style portal of this magnificent mosque is a real masterpiece of stonework.

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Drink

Sleep

  • Divrigi Belediyesi Oteli, +90 346 418 18 25. Hotel run by the town council. Clean rooms with en-suite bathrooms and balcony. No breakfast served. 20 TL.

Contact

The telephone code of the town is (+90) 346.

Get out

It's possible to move on further east to Erzincan, Erzurum, and Kars by daily trains.


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