Kutahya, with a history that dates back to 3000 BC, is located on the eastern side of the Aegean Region. In the old ages it was called Kotiaeon, Cotiaeum and Koti. The Phrygians, who came to Anatolia around 1200 BC, crossed into the Hittite lands and got organized as a nation. In 676 BC the Cimmerians, defeating the Phrygia King Midas III, seized Kutahya and its vicinity. The city that has been seized by the Lydians, Persians, Alexander the Great and the Byzantines, was added to the Ottoman lands, after the Seljuks and Germiyanid, and became the center of Sanjak.
The well-preserved Kutahya Castle has served the Romans, Seljuks, Byzantines and the Ottomans. In the southwest, 57 km from Kutahya, Cavdarhisar (Aizanoi), where there is an antique theater and arena ruins, is located. The Zeus Temple built on both sides of the Bedir meadow and restored perfectly, is situated here. In its first thousand years, this city has seen its golden age under Christian rule. East of Kutahya, on the Phrygian plateau there are houses, graves and temples caved into the rocks remaining from 900-600 BC.
Kutahya is one of the oldest Turkish cities, famous for its presently partly restored ancient Turkish houses, Ottoman kulliye (complex of buildings adjacent to a mosque), Turkish baths and bazaars. The Ulu Cami, built in the 14th century, is the most beautiful and biggest mosque of the city. The house in which the Magyar national hero Lajos Kossuth lived in between the years 1849 and 1851 and which was built with the Magyar spirit has been truthfully restored and opened to the public. The Archeology and Ethnography Museum is a madrasah from the 14th century. Roman and Ottoman artworks, Iznik and Kutahya ceramics, coil collections and folkloric items are exhibited. There is also a museum in attorney Sadik Atakan’s house, in which tile and antique items are displayed.
In the 16th and 17th centuries superb ceramics and tiles were made in Kutahya. This art is still kept alive in the present day. In some workshops how experienced handicraftsman paint the tiles using traditional methods can be seen.
With its camping opportunities and thermal sources Murat Mountain is a heavenly piece of nature. Its scenery is also fascinating. Close to Dumlupinar there is the Commander-in-Chief National Park (Baskomutan Milli Park) full with military monuments.
Traditional skilled trade, porcelain, glazed tile samples and arts and crafts can be bought as gifts from Kutahya.www.kutahya.bel.tr www.kutahya.gov.tr
Our hotel: The hotel has 42 standard rooms are a total of 48 rooms including 6 suites. We have been entertaining our guests with accommodation capacity of 108 people. Our guests with our warm atmosphere and friendly staff are served all the needs and comfort in mind.
Where we are: Kütahya-Uşak Highway Above Terminal Input Gediz Gediz / Kutahya / TURKEY
Gediz: Gediz is 98 Km. from Kütahya.
GDZ Gediz Otel
Kütahya-Uşak Anayolu Üzeri Gediz Terminali Girişi
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