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Kütahya

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Kütahya

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Kütahya is a town in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Known for its colored tiles, Kütahya Faience, the town also serves as a base for the ruins of the Temple of Zeus in Aizanoi, amongst the best preserved Roman ruins in the country.

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By bus[edit]

Kütahya is well connected by bus. Buses leave almost every 45 minutes for Istanbul (six hours) and Bursa (three hours). More than a dozen buses depart daily for Ankara (five hours) from where easy connections are available to points in Eastern Turkey. There are several buses daily to Antalya (eight hours) with connections to points along the coast.

By train[edit]

As Kütahya is situated in an ideally central location of Turkish rail network, there are daily train connections from Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Konya, and a number of other cities.You can also connect to YHT ( High Speed Train ) from Eskisehir with railbus or ordinary bus.

To Aizanoi[edit]

From Kütahya, minibuses bound for Gediz or Emet stop a little less than a km away from Aizanoi on the Kütahya - Uşak road. An occasional dolmus meets the bus but be prepared to walk to the Temple of Zeus.

Get around[edit]

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  • Germiyan Street, (10 minutes to town centre). Lots of beautiful Ottoman style houses line the street.  edit
  • City History Museum, (on the Germiyan street). there is Kutahya City History Museum ( Kent Tarihi Muzesi ).You can see history of Kutahya ,traditions and some pictures.  edit
  • Sıtkı Olcar Tile Museum, (on the Germiyan street). Rewarded as living human treasury by Unesco you can see Sıtkı Olcar workings,pictures,Sıtkı olcar passed away 2010  edit
  • Grand Mosque, Borekciler Mh. (10 minutes to town centre). Grand Mosque ( Ulu Camii )was built by Prince Yıldırım Beyazid ( Later He became Sultan) when he was governor in Kutahya in 1389.It must be seen when visiting area (39.417323,29.975873) edit
  • Tile Museum, Borekciler Mh. (Opposite Grand Mosque). Tile Museum was using as a Library its original name was Vahit Pasa Kutuphanesi then it has been converted to Museum.Now there is tiles,ceramics inside museum (39.417323,29.975873) edit
  • Lajos Kossuth Museum, Servi Mh. (near to Grand Mosque). it is traditional Ottoman house from 18 th century.Locals know it as a Macar evi. Hungarian freedom warrior Lajos Kossuth ( 1802-1894) stopped over in this house with his family and 56 refugees.Draft Hungarian constitution was prepared in this house. (39.422918,29.987031) edit

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  • Germiyan Konağı Salih Gül Kafe ve Restoran, Pirler Mah. Germiyan Cd. 83, Germiyan Konağı. Restaurant occupying a beautifully renovated old Ottoman house along Germiyan St. On Saturdays, there is a live fasıl (unplugged traditional Ottoman music) performance. Prices are affordable.  edit

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  • Tahya Otel, Atatürk Bulvarı 56, +90 274 2262010. Across from the bus station, a comfortable, clean and modern mid-priced hotel.  edit

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