- Place or Religious Monument
- Castle and fortress
- Place or Historical Monument
The first thing that struck me on arriving in Tokat, is the natural beauty of its location. Lying in a valley surrounded by barren mountains, its orientation specifically facing its citadelle, perched on a steep, rocky hill. The old city lies at the foot of this hill and is decorated with rich white houses preserved from the Ottoman period, spread along each bank of the river which are connected by a beautiful old bridge.
I loved visiting the principal historical monuments of Tokat, each more beautiful than the other: the Citadel itself with its 28 towers, the Latifoglu Konagi (Ottoman mansion), from the 18th century, transformed into a museum and open to the public, and the Gok Madrasa, from the Seljuk period (13th century), with particularly fine decoration, which now houses the museum of History and Ethnography.
I was also charmed by the craftsmen's square in the old city, where many still work, by the tea rooms and the restaurants, which serve the most delicious food. In short, Tokat is a beautiful diversion!