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SIVAS      


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Ulu Mosque (Centrum)


According to the inscription in Sivas Museum, it is a construction of the Seljuks built by Kızıl Aslan bin Ibrahim in 1196- 1197. It is an important example of the first great mosque style in Anatolia during the period of the Ottomans.


Gok [Sky] Theological School (Centrum)


It was constructed as a theological school where the science of astronomy of the period was taught by Sahip Ata Fahreddin Ali, the chief vizier of the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate and “Father Hayrat” (Ebu'l Hayrat) in 1271. Because of blue tiles on the two minarets with brick-plaits extending to the sky on the crown gate, it is called Gok Theological School. The light shadow system is evident because of the marble material on the crown gate which is one of the masterpieces of plastic art


Kale Mosque (Centrum)


It is in the centrum of the province. It was constructed by Mahmut Pasha who was the governor of Sivas and one of the viziers of Sultan Murad III in 1580. It is the most beautiful mosque of Ottoman period in Sivas.


Cifte Minareli [Double-Minaret] Theological School (Centrum)


Only the front facade and minarets of the theological school having a rectangular plan survive today. It was constructed by Sahip Semseddin Mehmet Cuveyni, the vizier of Ilhanli, in 1271. It has the biggest portal among the theological schools in Anatolia.


Divrigi Ulu Mosque and Hospital (Divrigi)


Ulu Mosque and the Hospital are adjacent to each other. It is under protection within the framework of the principles of “Protecting World Cultural Heritage” in terms of architecture. The examples of stone and wooden workings of the highest quality can be seen in this mosque. It differs from the art of Anatolian Seljuk with its construction and adornment features.