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Baksı Museum & Erzurum


  1. Day 1 Istanbul - Erzurum - Bayburt

    07.00 am Departure from Sabiha Gokcen Airport for Erzurum with Turkish Airlines flight no TK 7400
    After landing in Erzurum at 08.50 am, we will take the tour bus and head to downtown Erzurum, where we will have breakfast. Following the breakfast, our city starts with Yakutiye Madrasah, one of the landmarks of the city. After examining this magnificent Seljuki era madrasah, with the largest closed courtyard in Anatolia, we will move on to a nearby Ottoman era mosque: Lala Mustafa Pasha. Taking a walk among the historical houses of the city, we will visit the Double Minaret Madrasah. Following a brief coffee break, we will visit the Three Tombs, one of the most impressive examples of monumental tomb architecture in Anatolia. After visiting the Grand Mosque, the most glorious mosque of the city, we will salute the citadel before having a lunch break. In the afternoon, our first stop will be the Erzurum Congress Hall, which is the convention center of the Erzurum Congress of 1919, now serving as the Ataturk Art and Sculpture Museum. Then we will head to the Demirciler Church, today serving as the Conquest Mosque, after its restoration in 1997. Our last stop will be the Tas Han, also known as the Rustem Pasha Caravanserai, where we will learn about the story of Oltu stone (jet). Late in the afternoon, we will leave Erzurum and head to Bayburt. Taking an almost two-hour ride, we will arrive at Guesthouse of Baksı Museum, where we will spend the night after dinner. 

  2. Day 2 Bayburt - Erzurum - Istanbul

    After having breakfast at the Guesthouse, we will spend the entire day at the Baksı Museum, which was given the Bets Museum Award by the European Council in 2014. Under the Guidance of Prof. Husamettin KOCAN, the museum founder, we will see the Main Building, Library and the Conference Hall, Exhibition Venue, and the Storage Museum, annexed to the museum complex in 2012. After visiting this remarkable complex, which is the outcome of Prof. Kocan's efforts to leave a trail to his hometown, we will leave Bayburt to take our flight from Erzurum Airport.
    08.20 pm Departure from Erzurum with Turkish Airlines flight TK 7409, heading to Sabiha Gokcen Airport
    10.20 pm Arrival 

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