Things to Know

Kirsehir, a district in central Anatolia, has a population of approximately 235,000 people and is situated at an altitude of 985 meters above sea level. The climate is typical of central Anatolia, with cold winters and hot summers prevailing throughout the year.


There are several interesting sites to visit in Kirsehir, including the Cicekdagi Forest Recreational Area, Terme Hot Springs, Keci and Omerhacili Castle Ruins, CaCa Bey Old Theological School (medrese), Karakurt Baba Mosque, Mucur Underground City, and Inlimurat Underground City.


Human settlements in Kirsehir date back to 3000 BC, and artifacts from this era can be found in tumuli scattered throughout the city. Recent archaeological excavations at Hashöyük by Turkish and Italian archaeologists have unearthed pottery fragments dating back to 3000 BC.


In the 1260s, Mustafa Nureddin Cibril Bin Cacabey, who was appointed as Emir to Kirsehir, initiated significant construction projects that lasted throughout the Turkish era. He established the Cacabey Medrese (1272) and Cacabey Inn, and many other large and small buildings were constructed during his reign, thanks to his good relations with the Mongolians.


Places to Visit in Kirsehir