This building was built in 1472. Ayaz Ağa was the architect of the
Madrasa. It has a rectangular archictural plan and it can be seen that cut
stones were used in its construction. It reflects the characteristics of
2. Grand Mosque:
It is one of the biggest mosques in the Afyon region. It was built in
the Anatolian Seljuks Period between 1272-1277 and its characteristics reflect
this. 40 wooden columns support the mosque's rectangular copper-plated roof.
3. Afyonkarahisar Castle:
It is located on a volcanic rock mass at a height of 226 meters, and
was founded in the Hittite period by Emperor Murşil II. You must climb 701
stairs to reach the top. The castle was used as a stronghold during wars. It
offers a unique city view to its visitors.
4. Monument of Victory:
It was made by Austrian sculptor Heinrick Kippel in commemoration of
The Great Offensive and unveiled in 1936. The sculpture consists of two men;
one is lying on the floor and the other is standing on rocky ground. The
monument is one of the most important landmarks of the city, with a view of
Afyonkarahisar Castle in the background.
5. Commander in Chief National Historic Park:
This national park is located in the area between where the Great
Offensive started on 26th August, and Battle of the Commander in
Chief on 30th August. The park is also in the border of three
cities: Afyon, Uşak and Kütahya.
6. Gazlıgöl Thermal Springs:
These hot springs are located in Gazlıgöl District, 25 kilometres from
Afyon city center. They are famous for their therapeutical thermal waters. It
is believed that King Midas founded the thermal baths after the waters cured his
7. Castle of Avdalas:
Located 10 km from Gazlıgöl Thermal Springs, this castle is easy
accessible. The area around the castle was used as a settlement in the Byzatine
era and has a multi-storey and multi-roomed cistern structure.
8. Selimiye Rock Graves:
Around Selimiye (Sarıçayır), a village in İscehisar District, burial
chambers and burial boats from the Byzantine Period are carved into the rock.
The surfaces are decorated with embossments, embellishments and writings in red
paint, indicating who they belong to.
9. Synnada Ancient City:
This site, located in the Şuhut district of Afyonkarahisar, has been a
settlement of civilizations such as Hittites, Phrygians, Helennics, Byzantines
and Romans since the Bronze Age. It is known that the city was an important
center for Phrygians, Romans and Byzantines.
10. Frig Valley:
This church was carved in the middle of a rocky
'tuff' surface on the Emre Lake road, 4 kilometers southeast of Döger Town in
İhsaniye District. This monastery was built between the 8th and 10th centuries,
with its rock rooms complementing its surroundings.