Doğubeyazıt is one of the touristic districts of Ağrı, which stands out with its historical and cultural richness, located in the Eastern Anatolia Region of our country. Doğubeyazıt, which holds the distinction of being the most crowded district of the city, contains many historical places and natural beauty areas. You can reach the district, which is located approximately 105 kilometers from the city center of Ağrı, by air as well as by road.
Many local and foreign tourists flock to the district, especially in the spring and summer seasons. There are many places to visit in the district, which has become a popular tourism spot in Ağrı. A variety of activities are also offered, allowing you to have a great time. It is possible to have a wonderful holiday experience in the district, which is one of the preferred places especially for summer holidays.
Ishak Pasha Palace is one of the places that must be seen by those who come to Doğubeyazıt region for vacation or sightseeing. Doğubeyazıt Castle, Ahmed-i Hani Tomb, Meteor Pit, Beyazıt Old Mosque, Monk's Garden, Noah's Ark and Ice Cave are among the places you should add to your list of places to visit in Ağrı Doğubeyazıt. If you wish, without further ado, let's take a look at the prominent places in the district that offer the opportunity to spend a pleasant holiday period for their guests one by one.
Ishak Pasha Palace
Ishak Pasha Palace is one of the historical places that stand out with its impressive architecture and host many local and foreign tourists every year. This palace, which is as close as walking distance to the district center, covers an average of 7600 square meters.
There are many historical sites in the palace, from harem rooms to mosques, from library to masjid, from hammam to armory. When you visit this place, you can take a lot of historical photos, examine the embroidered motifs on the walls closely and have a pleasant historical journey.
The palace is open to visitors every day of the week. It is possible to enter with a museum card. Since the visiting hours are different in the summer and different in the winter, you can contact us in advance and get information about the hours.
One of the places that must be on your list of places to visit in Ağrı Doğubeyazıt is the castle with the same name as the district. We think that those who are interested in cultural and historical stories will not be able to get rid of its influence for a long time after seeing this castle. This castle, which is only 2 kilometers from the town center, is also known as the Urartian Castle.
You can come across ruins from ancient times in this historical castle built on the rocks. There are also cave ruins together with the Urartian tomb. When you climb to the top of the castle, which has an average height of 25 meters, it is possible to watch the uniquely beautiful Mount Ararat.
Ahmed-i Hani Tomb
Ahmed-i Hani Tomb, located next to the Urartu Castle in Yemen, is one of the must-sees when you come to the district. Tomb; It belongs to Ahmed-i Hani, who was highly knowledgeable in subjects such as literature, poetry and astronomy and was known as an important scholar.
When you visit both the Urartu Castle and the Ishak Pasha Palace, you can see this tomb closely, examine the historical fountains and inscriptions around it, and pray a lot. This tomb, which has a great importance in terms of religious tourism, is visited by many Muslims throughout the year. You can visit any day of the week and at any time.
This pit, which is the second largest meteor pit in the world, amazes its guests with its magnificent appearance. Meteor Pit, located in Sarıçavuş Village of the district, was formed as a result of a meteor impact in 1892.
This pit, which is among the touristic points of the district, is visited by many local and foreign tourists from outside the city. When you come to the region, you can photograph the magnificent view of the pit and witness a natural event up close. There are also areas where you can camp around the area. If you wish, you can camp after your visit and have a pleasant time.
Beyazit Old Mosque
Another historical place you should add to your list of places to visit in Ağrı Doğubeyazıt is Beyazıt Old Mosque. Located approximately 5 km from the town center, the mosque amazes its visitors with its majestic and magnificent appearance.
This mosque, which must be seen by those who are interested in historical mosques, was built during the reign of Yavuz Sultan Selim. This mosque, which carries the traces of Ottoman architecture, is visited by thousands of tourists every year. The mosque, located on the slope, is especially suitable for those who like to take landscape photos with its image that does not look like a painting. Since it is open for worship, you can come and see it up close outside of prayer hours.
In addition to historical buildings, you should add natural beauty to your Doğubeyazıt travel list. You should definitely include the places that stand out with their features. The Monk's Garden is the most frequently visited natural beauty area of the district. The reason why this place is so popular is that it is believed that Kerem and Aslı, the protagonists of a legendary love story, witnessed the great love they lived. You can get lost in this love story by staying alone with nature in an area full of clean air and greenery.
Noah's Ark, which is located in Üzengili Village of the district and stands out with its impressive story, should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Ağrı Doğubeyazıt.
It is said that this ship is in our city of Ağrı. However, despite many search efforts, no definite information could be found. There is a natural monument with the image of a ship in the area. This natural monument has become a favorite of many tourists. You can visit for free and take lots of photos.
One of the places you should see before ending your Ağrı Doğubeyazıt holiday is the Ice Cave. When you enter this cave, which is described as a natural wonder, stalagmites and stalactites made of ice welcome you.
The stalactites and stalagmites in the cave differ in size. The most striking feature of this place is that when you visit it in summer, it is cold inside, and in winter it is warm. We recommend you to consider the seasonal conditions when you explore this cave, which stands out with its unique feature.