Sivas City Guide
Hit the Road to Sivas
A Day in Sivas
Sivas stands out with the fact that it is one of the oldest cities of Anatolia with its deep-rooted historical and natural beauties. It is worth remembering that the first thing to do when starting the day in Sivas is to rent a car. After completing your car rental process in Sivas, you can start to shape your day with the suggestions of locals of Sivas. What to eat in Sivas? What are the places to visit in Sivas? You will have a more enjoyable in the city with the answers we got for these questions.
Breakfast in Sivas
If your Sivas trip is during winter months, you can choose to eat kelle (sheep's head) at breakfast as an experience unique to Sivas. Sivas katmer, Sivas pastry, poached egg & yoghurt and onion dish are some of the local breakfast foods you can choose in the city.
Places to Visit in Sivas
Locals of Sivas recommend you to go to Tödürge Lake, which is approximately 70 km from the city center, after breakfast. Located between Hafik and Zara districts, the lake is a pleasant stop where you can enjoy the nature. Tödürge Lake is generally preferred for picnics and hiking. After Tödürge, you can go to Hafik Lake, which is about 24 km away. You can have a pleasant meal against the view at the facilities around the lake.
A Delicious Break in Sivas
After the hours spent at the lake, you can return to the city center for lunch. Although it is difficult to choose among different flavors such as Sivas meatballs, sübura, kesme aşı, and Divriği pilaf with kadayıf, we can easily say that they will all offer a unique culinary experience.
Continue Exploring in Sivas
Sivas center is a very rich region in terms of mosques. It may be enjoyable to spend your afternoon visiting these mosques. You can start your tour with the Double Minaret Madrasah built in the 13th century. The minarets that attract attention with their ornamental crown gate and tiles are among the dazzling details of the building. The Şifaiye Madrasah, just opposite the Double Minaret Madrasah, is among the buildings worth seeing in the city. Built in the 13th century, the madrasah is one of the most important structures of the Anatolian Seljuks in the city. The building which was used as darüşşifa, i.e. hospital, was converted into a madrasah in the Ottoman period. The madrasah, which is among the landmarks of Sivas, is considered as one of the oldest hospitals in the world. You can continue your tour in the city with the Gök Madrasah and Ulu Mosque, the most spectacular mosque in the city with its decorations.
To see the building where Sivas Congress, one of the important stages in the foundation of Republic of Turkey, can make you experience the history. The building, which serves as the Atatürk Congress and Ethnography Museum today, is a special place that sheds light on the recent history with its collection.
Evening Pleasure in Sivas
Sivas is a city that stands out with its special dishes. Although red meat is dominant in the local menus of the city, it is not difficult to find different options. Delicacies such as bat, madımak and beet herle are among the dishes of Sivas, which can be enjoyed by those who do not prefer meat. Mirik meatballs, eggplant mehli, stuffed cucumber and Divriği pilaf are some of the tastes you can prefer for dinner. You can also crown your meal with the famous head dessert or date dessert.