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Divriği is a town in northeastern part of Central Anatolia, on the edge of Eastern Anatolia.



Divriği is an ancient town, which was once a Byzantine site. By the 12th and 13th centuries, it was the capital of Turkic Emirate of Mengücek, and the remains of Great Mosque of 1229 and a citadel remain from the period.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

Nearest airport is located in Sivas, about 180 km or 3 hours away by road.

By bus[edit]

  • Divriği Özlem Tur and Divriği Birlik provide minibuses from Sivas every hour.

By train[edit]

Divriği has a train station. Daily trains from Istanbul's Haydarpaşa station (Doğu Express, departing 8:35AM and arriving at Divriği 9:30AM next morning, 32.50 TL/seat, 26 TL/seat for students) and Ankara (Doğu Express, departing from Ankara 6:08PM, 20 TL/seat, 16 TL/seat for students; and Erzurum Express, departing from Ankara 1:30PM and arriving at Divriği 3:45AM, 22.50 TL/seat, 18 TL/seat for students) are available. Sleeper cars are available at Doğu Express. For more info, see Turkish State Railways webpage.

Get around[edit]


Great Mosque and hospital of Divriği
Inside of the mosque
  • Great Mosque (Ulu Cami) and adjoining medieval hospital (Darüşşifa) are outstanding examples of Seljuk architecture and have been in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1985 [1]. The Baroque style portal of this magnificent mosque is a real masterpiece of stonework. you can visit the Great Mosque only on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 - 18:00 because of restoration works (May 2017).






  • Divriği Belediyesi Oteli, +90 346 418 18 25. Hotel run by the town council. Clean rooms with en suite bathrooms and balcony. No breakfast served. 20 TL.


The telephone code of the town is (+90) 346.

Go next[edit]

It's possible to move on further east to Erzincan, Erzurum, and Kars by daily trains.

If you are intend on a little bit of adventure, take the Taş Yol ("Stone Road"), a series of tight tunnels that took more than a century to complete high above the gorge of the Euphrates River, east to Kemaliye, locally known as Eğin, a beautiful old town on the Karasu River.

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