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Address

Esentepe Mahallesi Ahmet Gazi Ayhan Bulvarı No:161 Melikgazi 38060 Kayseri, Turkey
Phone: +90 (352) 252 2000
Fax: +90 (352) 252 2049
E-mail: info.kayseri@divan.com.tr
Web: www.divan.com.tr

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Divan City Kayseri

Esentepe Mahallesi Ahmet Gazi Ayhan Bulvarı No:161 Melikgazi 38060 Kayseri, Turkey

Divan City Kayseri is located just 15 minutes from Kayseri airport; 30 minutes from the Erciyes Ski Center; and 10 minutes from the city center and organized industrial zone. Comfortable rooms that bring a modern interpretation to traditional Turkish and Anatolian hospitality are complemented by Divan Pub, where the menu is inspired by the region's renowned traditional cuisine. Meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology are the ideal environment to ensure the success of your events, while our fitness center featuring both a sauna and a steam room awaits guests looking to stay in shape.

For all of your airport transfer needs, or for information about tours available, as well as for any other information regarding Kayseri, please contact the Information Desk. concierge.kayseri@divan.com.tr

Transportation Services

Please consult reception for information regarding transfers between the hotel and the airport or transportation within the city. Divan City Kayseri provides car rental, valet and taxi services and paid hotel-airport transfers can be organized on reservation-only basis.

Divan City Kayseri Location

Divan City Kayseri is centrally located in a prime area of Turkey's 14th largest city. Kayseri is also the third-largest manufacturing hub of Central Anatolia. Located just 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) from the hotel, guests can arrive to the Kayseri Airport in just 15 minutes.

Surrounding Area

The history of Kayseri dates back 6,000 years, and, as home to numerous civilizations, the city has maintained its importance as a social and commercial center from that time to the present. During the Assyrian period the center of the Karums, or Assyrian trading colonies, was here, and the Silk Road passed through here on its way West, while during the Seljuk period, magnificent structures were built in Kayseri. Traces of Kayseri's history can be seen in the ancient sites, underground cities, churches, mosques and monumental tombs that are open to visitors today.

Like history, nature has been generous to Kayseri, with some of the most beautiful places to be seen in Turkey located in this region. Mount Erciyes, an extinct volcano, is not only the symbol of the city but its eruptions many eons ago formed the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Nature-lovers can enjoy awe-inspiring vistas like the rushing and burbling Kapuzbaşı Waterfall and the Sultan Reeds National Park, which is a stopping point for migratory birds.

Thanks to its history as a trading center, Kayseri is home to a large souk, or covered bazaar, and its cuisine is among the richest of any in Anatolia. You should by all means sample the spicy "pastırma" air-dried beef at the Pastırmacılar Bazaar, or Pastırma Makers' Bazaar and no trip to Kayseri is complete without enjoying the local mantı, or dumplings in yoghurt, and sucuk sausage. Your explorations of the city should start with the historic city walls and the clock tower in Cumhuriyet Square, then perhaps explore the Hittite-era ruins at the ancient city of Kültepe and, when you are a little farther out of the city, witness the majesty of Mount Erciyes rising up from the plains.

Points of Interest in Kayseri

Attractions

The Ancient City of Kültepe (26 km/16 mi)

Kültepe, or as the Assyrians called it, Kanesh, is a treasure house of history that dates back 6,000 years into the past of Kayseri. Located 26 kilometers (16 miles) from the hotel, at this ancient city, visitors can explore the remains of structures used as residences, trading houses, places of worship and administrative buildings during the Hittite period. Excavations conducted in the region have unearthed not only the oldest known examples of the Hittite language but also artifacts dating from the Assyrian, Hellenistic, Roman and Persian eras. For historians, one of the most important parts of the ancient city is Kanesh-Karum. Kanesh-Karum was both the largest of the Assyrian-era trading colonies and their administrative center.

Attractions

Kayseri Cumhuriyet Square (5 km/3 mi)

Home to many historically significant structures, in this square, visitors have the opportunity to see Kayseri's past and present side-by-side. Kayseri Castle and the city walls, among the most impressive structures in the city, date back to the Roman era and were built in the third century CE. They took on their present-day appearance during in the Seljuk period during the reign of Alâeddin Keykubat I. The 10-meter tall Kayseri Clock Tower located in the square was built in 1906 during the reign of Sultan Abdülhamit II. Also located in the square is the Kurşunlu Mosque, reputedly built by the famed Ottoman architect Sinan.

Attractions

Mahperi Hunat Hatun Mosque Complex (6 km/3.7 mi)

After the conquest of Alanya, the Seljuk sultan Alâeddin Keykubat I married Princess Destina the daughter of the city's Byzantine ruler. Taking the name Mahperi Hunat Hatun, in 1238 the sultan’s wife commissioned this mosque complex, which contains some of the finest examples of Seljuk architecture. The Mahperi Hunat Hatun Mosque complex consists of a mosque, madrasa, Turkish bath and monumental tomb, with one of the most striking components of the complex being the main gate located on the western facade. On northern side of the mosque, the monumental tomb where Mahperi Hunat Hatun is buried awaits visitors.

Attractions

Döner Kümbet Monumental Tomb (7 km/4.3 mi)

There are numerous "kümbet" monumental tombs worth seeing in Kayseri like the Alaca, Çifte and Sırçalı kümbets. One of the most important of these is the Döner Kümbet, or "Revolving Kümbet" which dates to the Seljuk period. Kümbet is the name given to a monumental tomb with a domed roof, and the Döner Kümbet was built for Şah Cihan Hatun, the daughter of the Seljuk sultan Alaeddin Keykubat I. Built in the 12th century, the kümbet takes its name from the fact that, because the stone carvings on its 10 faces closely resemble each other, someone viewing them in sequence would feel as though the kümbet were revolving. That is the source of the name of this kümbet dating to 1276 CE.

Attractions

Kayseri Grand Bazaar (6 km/3.7 mi)

It is hardly surprising that in the Ottoman period Kayseri, which throughout the millennia has maintained its importance as trading center, should have Turkey’s second largest covered bazaar after Istanbul. The Kayseri Grand Bazaar, which today is home to a total of 500 shops, offers an outstanding opportunity to discover the city's commercial heritage. The nearby Pastırma Makers' Bazaar awaits those who would like to sample Kayseri's famed spicy, air-dried beef.

Attractions

The Atatürk House (6 km/3.7 mi)

Also known as the İmamzade Raşit Ağa Mansion, this lovely late-Ottoman home hosted Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, from December 19 - 20, 1919 at the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence. Today it is a museum featuring a collection of 41 pieces from that era as well as a wax sculpture of Atatürk. One of the best examples of traditional Kayseri homes to survive to the present day, the museum also exhibits the declaration Atatürk proclaimed in Kayseri as well as photographs taken during his visit.

Attractions

Mount Erciyes (30 km/18.5 mi)

At 3,917 meters (12,850 feet) Turkey's fifth tallest mountain, Erciyes is one of the symbols of Kayseri. The snow-capped peak of this extinct volcano located 30 kilometers (18.5 miles) to the southwest of the city rises majestically above the clouds. The lava and ash ejected from the erupting volcano were responsible for the creation of another of Anatolia's natural wonders, the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. In winter ideal for skiing and in summer perfect for hiking and climbing, Mount Erciyes offers nature-lovers outstanding sports and adventure opportunities and not surprisingly welcomes visitors from around the world.

Attractions

Ağırnas Underground City (30 km/18.5 mi)

Ağırnas, which is believed to date back at least 3,000 years, is also the birthplace of Sinan, the most renowned figure in Turkish architecture. Both this distinction and its underground city, dating to the early Christian period are sure to pique the interest of history buffs. When you explore the passages of the underground city, its places of worship and examine its paintings, you too can take a journey back to just after the turn of the first millennium and gaze in wonder at the remarkable living spaces people built despite primitive conditions.

Attractions

Cappadocia (70 km/43 mi)

With its fairy chimneys, stone-cut houses, troglodyte cities, balloon tours and valleys boasting amazing hiking trails, Cappadocia is one of the best-known parts of Anatolia, offering visitors a truly unique experience. Located 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Kayseri, in this region famed for its extraordinary natural rock formations and its extraordinary history, you can board a colorful hot-air balloon for a truly unforgettable view of the fairy chimneys and Cappadocia's legendary sunset. Make sure to visit the castle and churches as well as take a tour of an underground city.

Attractions

Sultan Reeds National Park (80 km/50 mi)

One of Turkey's most important wetlands, Sultan Sazlığı takes its name from a visit here by the Ottoman Sultan Murat IV. This remarkable fresh- and salt-water estuary is home to more than 300 species of birds and numerous aquatic plants, offering remarkable vistas for those passionate about nature photography and bird-watching.

Attractions

Kapuzbaşı Waterfall (140 km/86 mi)

This natural wonder, located 140 kilometers (86 miles) from downtown Kayseri in Yahyalı Municipality, consists of seven waterfalls, the highest dropping from a distance of 76 meters (250 feet). Since it has an extremely large water flow, it offers some of the most impressive views of any waterfall in Turkey. The Kapuzbaşı Waterfall flows year-round, so it can be visited in every season and its environs are ideal for a pleasant walk. What's more, you could have a picnic with your family or set up a tent and camp. During summer, the ice-cold waters of the waterfall are perfect for cooling off.