Kırşehir City Guide
Hit the Road to Kırşehir
A Day in Kırşehir
Kırşehir is waiting to be explored with its madrasas, caravansaries, healing waters, handicrafts and historical artifacts. You can travel around the city much more comfortably by renting a car in Kırşehir. We asked the locals: What to eat in Kırşehir? What are the historical places of Kırşehir? What should you do to spend a pleasant day? Then, we prepared an enjoyable travel program based on the answers we received.
Breakfast in Kırşehir
There are many alternatives in Kırşehir for those who want to start the day in a traditional atmosphere. Open buffet or mixed breakfast can be a very good options for a satisfying breakfast. Venues that will allow you to enjoy breakfast in the open air can also help you start the day in a more vigorous and energetic way. We would like to underline that one of the local dishes you should experience while having breakfast in Kırşehir is sündürme.
Places to Visit in Kırşehir
Hosting 182 bird species, Lake Seyfe Bird Sanctuary is the first place to be seen in Kırşehir. You can spend a few hours in Seyfe Lake Bird Sanctuary, where you can observe many bird species from flamingos to mountain nightingales, from swallows to kingfishers.
After your visit to Bird Paradise, you can visit Mucur Underground City. This underground city, built by Christians who escaped from the oppression of the Roman Empire, consists of 42 rooms. There are corridors, staples and places of worship in Mucur Underground City.
A Delicious Break
You can take a lunch break near the underground city. When choosing among the many restaurants where you can experience the local flavors of the city, it is useful to consider your taste. Although the recommendation for fish lovers is limited to trout in Kırşehir, where there are many options for red meat lovers, we can say that the taste of trout is quite satisfactory. Buffalo yoghurt, trout, Madımak meal, beetroot çırpma and kavurma are some of the tastes you can prefer for lunch.
Located in Kervansaray Neighborhood, Aşık Pasha Tomb was built in the early 14th century, during the Eretna Principality. The oyster shell-shaped door of the tomb, built for Aşık Pasha (author of the Garipname) attracts attention. After visiting the tomb, you can visit Kırşehir Museum, which was established in 1936, and examine over 5000 ethnographic and archaeological artifacts. A large portion of these valuable artifacts dating back to the 3000s BC were unearthed during excavations in the region. These precious historical ruins were stored in Alaaddin Mosque in the city center before the museum project was commissioned. Later, it was transferred to the museum to be displayed. You can see Kesikköprü Caravanserai, also known as Cacabey Caravanserai, by going to Kesikköprü Village, which is 25 km away from Kırşehir Museum. Dating back to the early 13th century, the caravanserai has a simple architecture decorated with geometric patterns.
For dinner, locals of Kırşehir suggest places where you can relax by watching the city's view. If you want to prefer local flavors in places where you can taste flavors from Turkish and world cuisines, our recommendations will be çullama, baked beans in pot, pot stew in tandoori, çirleme or stuffed quince. After the meal, you can continue to explore different flavors with aside or çir yağlaması for dessert.
Nightlife in Kırşehir
For the night, you can prefer the venues that serve in the hotels in the city. You can relieve the tiredness of the day by listening to music while continuing the night accompanied by the city view.