Things to Know

Kütahya is a small province in the middle of Turkey, clustering around the walls of an impressive hilltop fortress. The town was home to Yagcibedir Carpets and Kütahya tiles which can be seen everywhere in the country. They are especially famous for their cobalt blue on a milky white background which you can witness at Kutayha factory outlets where they produce these tiles from 16th and 17th century designs.

The old wood and stucco houses in Kutahya are picturesque. The Hungarian House and those on the Germian Street are the most interesting ones. Kutahya also features thermal springs such as Harlek - ilica, Muratdagi - Gediz, and Eynal - Simav among its many natural attractions. At Murat Mountain there are camping facilities including hot springs in a delightful scenery.

To the southwest of Kutahya is an ancient city that can be visited for a stunning archaeological expedition, Cavdarhisar (ancient Aizanoi) houses one of the best preserved Roman temples in Anatolia; Temple of Zeus. Built during Hadrian's time and also dedicated to Zeus and Kybele, it is well-preserved.

In addition to a Roman stadium and theater, Kutahya also has a Byzantine fortress, the Seljuk Hidirlik Mosque, Balikli Bath, an Ottoman Bedesten, a Saadettin mosque, and the Sengul Bath. The city is home to historic Islamic findings from Aizanoi as well--such as the beautiful museum that displays them.

Places to Visit in Kutahya