Things to Know

Yozgat is a province located 217 kilometers (135 miles) east of Ankara, known for its historical significance as a residential area for the Hittites in Anatolia. Alisar, one of the main cities during that era, is located within the province's borders. Other nearby places that reflect the central position of Yozgat include Bogazkoy and Alacahoyuk, although they are not situated within Yozgat.

One of the most impressive attractions in Yozgat is the Basilica Therma, a 2000-year-old Roman bath located in the Sarikaya district. It is one of the few baths in the world with thermal water still flowing through it, and excavations on the site have been ongoing for several years. The restoration of the bath has been beautifully executed.

The modern-day city of Yozgat was founded by Ottomans in the 18th century. It was established by Capanoglu Ahmet Pasha, the "Bey" of the Turkmens at the time. His Capanoglu Mosque and Suleyman Bey's mosque remain in the city to this day.

Several traditional houses in Yozgat are also worth a visit, including the Nizamoglu Mansion from the Ottoman period, which has been converted into an exhibition area for ethnographical findings. Other noteworthy houses include the Hayri Inal mansion and Zarife Nine mansion.

Places to Visit in Yozgat

Geographically Indicated Products in Yozgat