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An excellent structure in hometown

I should say Divirgi is my home town. So my review may not be fully realistic. Divrigi Great Mosque and Hospital complex is more an artwork than a structure. The complex was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Yuksel296
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St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I should say Divirgi is my home town. So my review may not be fully realistic. Divrigi Great Mosque and Hospital complex is more an artwork than a structure. The complex was built in 12th century and mainly intact today. It is pity Divrigi is not a typical tourist destination. However this gives me a kind of pleasure with two... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Actually it is a piece of art more than a mosque or hospital for me which is almost 800 years old. 3 Big doors full of tens of different figures are fascinating . I strongly recommend to people travelling around to visit this masterpiece no matter a far it is to your location.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Divriği is a pretty little town in the middle of a wide, green, sweeping mountain valley. The landscape is beautiful, but the main reason to come out here is its 13th-century mosque complex famous for its elaborate and highly imaginative stone-carved decoration. The architecture is a fusion of Iranian, Armenian, and Seljuk Turkish styles, but this alone doesn't account for... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

There is a train from Sivas daily at 08.45 to Divrigi and a returning one at 1445. This is a more pleasant trip than by small bus. I found that when I travelled there by bus at 9 am and arriving at Divrigi at 11.30 am there was no return bus until 4.30 pm. Once you have seen all you... More 

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was built in 1220 in Selçuklu era as a mosque and a kınd of hospıtal ın today' s sense. The fıgures on the stones have no repetıtıon and mostly was dealt wıth a deep mystıcal thought ( tasavvufi idea) in his mınd bec every fıgure has an emphasıxe the modesty and humanıstıc values rather than the material ones .... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The exquisite stone carvings are truly impressive and Divriği Great Mosque and Hospital (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Darüşşifası) was built in 1220s! Portal of the Darüşşifa was outstanding. One could spend hours gazing at the gates (there are four). It is possible to stay in Divrigi but we preferred to stay in Kemaliye (Egin), about 70 km from Divrigi, a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The mosque and attached hospital are a Unesco world heritage site and rightfully so. The stone carvings are quite breathtaking and the setting is lovely. We arrived in the town of Divrigi on the train from Kars and then continued on the next day using the local train to Sivas in the afternoon - very comfortable, great scenery and just... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The minute I turned on the engine of the car in a rainy Ankara day, we were aware that we were heading to a different experience. We had 640 km to drive and we were carrying books to be donated to the Danaci Sadik Özgür primary school in Sivas, Divrigi, a small province in central Anatolia. The road was easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This World Heritage protected site is exceptionally intricate and beautiful. The stone-carved entrances are worth hours of contemplation. Inside the mosque, an air of antiquity and peace reigns. I would not have missed this, even though it is a full day excursion from Sivas. Wonderful!

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