Uşak, is at the region which connects Western and Central Anatolia within Internal Aegean Region. At Uşak, where settlement has reached till ancient Bronze Age, Frig, Lydia, Persia, Roman, Eastern Roman, Seljukian, Byzantium and Ottomans were reigned. Pieces of arts, which belong to this periods, are composing the tourism potential of the city.
Road: Uşak, is on Ankara - Izmir E 96 highway. Coaching Station is at the city center.
Coaching Station Tel : (+ 90 - 276) 212 31 35
Railroad: It is possible to reach Uşak by railroad.
Station Tel : (+ 90 - 276) 227 39 07 - 227 39 06
Airway: Uşak airport is 4 km. away from city center. Transportation is maintained via urban minibuses.
Airport Tel : (+ 90 - 276) 253 37 40
Where to Visit
MUSEUMS AND ANCIENT CITIES
ArkeolojiMuseum: Very rich historical pieces of art are exhibited since Calcholitic period till Byzantium period. Museum is reorganized on 1996 with the return of Karun Treasuries.
Museum Tel : (+ 90 - 276) 212 18 41
Open hours to visit: 08.00 - 18.00
Open days to visit: Every except Monday
AtatürkEthnographyMuseum: Greek Commander in Chief, Trikopis's captured house, is reorganized as museum after Independence War. Museum building, which is opened 1st September, 1978 is an Ottoman period structure.
Museum Tel : (+ 90 - 276) 227 39 30
Open hours to visit : 08.00 - 18.00
Open days to visit: Every except Monday
Sebaste (Selcikler): Sebaste city, is founded by Roman Emperor, Augustus on 20 B. C. with Sebaste name. It is one of the most important 12 cities during Roman period. It become bishop center of surrounding cities during 9th century A. D. The city had lived its marvelous times during Byzantium period, and there are two churches, which are known as small and big.
Blaundos (Sülümenli): It is founded by the residents of Macedonia after Anatolia expedition of Alexander the Great, near Sülümenli village of Ulubey province. Most important structures are castle, temples, theater, stadium and rock tombs.
Alaudda (Hacimköy), Mesotimolos (Düzköy), Akmonia (Ahatköy) are among the ruins that should be visited in Uşak.
Karun Treasuries: In the middle of the 1960s, they are taken to America with taken from monuments near to Güre village of Uşak, and taken back by means of court decision on 1993, is 6th century B. C. Lydia period pieces of arts. Small and big 450 pieces composed this treasure is being exhibited in Archeology Museum since 1996.
Burma Mosque: It is one of the 14th century Ottoman Period structures. Its construction date is not certainly known. It is burned on 1862 and 1922, and repaired two times on 1988.
INNS, BAZAARS AND BRIDGES
Paşa Inn: Paşa Inn, which is constructed by a French architecture on 19th century, is used as an Inn, and after restoration it turned into a hotel.
Bedesten: It is constructed as two storey and 30 roomed of cut rock on 1901 by an Italian Architect. First storey is used as dealers bazaar, and upper layer is used for various business branches.
Cilandiras Bridge The bridge, which is at Karahalli province, on Banaz Stream, is constructed on king road by Lydians. Stones of the arch, adorned with chisel are clamped into each other.
Ulubey Canyons: It is a 75 km. long canyon, composed of characteristics of geological structure at south and south west part of the city.
Historical Uşak houses, which belong to Ottoman Period are wooden and with cradle ceiling, Ottoman style tiles, and first storey has stone braids, and second storey has bay window.
City: Uşak, Kütahya
Provinces: Banaz, Gediz, Altıntaş, Dumlupınar
Surface Area : 52500
Altitude : 1000 - 2312 m
Bird Species: Küçük balaban (30 pairs), alaca balıkçıl (200 pairs), pasbaş patka (15 pairs), mahmuzlu kızkuşu (10 pairs) and bıyıklı sumru (100 pairs) reproduce. Especially during winter, küçük karabatak (max.100), tepeli pelikan (max. 73), büyük ak balıkçıl can be seen.
Main Characteristics: forest, mountain
It remains between Mediterranean climate and Central Anatolia's terrestrial climate due to its geographical position. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are warmer compared with Central Anatolia.
Hittite, Frig, Lydia, Persia, Macedon, Roman, Byzantium, Seljukian, Germiyanoğulları and Ottomans were dominant at Uşak and its environs.
Where to Eat
Tarhana Soup, Egg Leakage, Bulgur with Liver, Döndürme, Arab meal, Keşkek, Alaca Tene, Foam Halva, Höşmerim and Sesame Oil Halva are among the regional traditional meals.
Where to Buy
Eşme kilims, made up of root paints, cotton textiles, plush blankets and leather products are souvenirs that could be bought from the region.
Don't Leave Without
- Seeing Karun's Treasures in Archeology Museum,
- Buying plush blankets, leather clothes and Eşme hand textured kilims,
Registered Immobile Cultural and Natural Heritages in Uşak
Archaeological Sites: 49
Urban Sites: - Natural Sites: 1
Historical Sites: 5
Historical and Urban Sites: 1
Archaeological and Natural Sites: 2
Total: 58 Cultural (at Single Construction Scale) and Natural Heritages: 186
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