Mus City Guide
Thanks to the Mus bus ticket, you can go on a journey to one of the most beautiful cities in the Eastern Anatolia Region. It is one of the Anatolian cities that allows travel to the past with its historical structures. In order to reach the must-see places in the center and some districts without any problems, it is sufficient to make the trip plan for 2 to 3 days. Although it is known for its historical richness, there are many locations worth seeing with its natural beauties.
Mus Castle is located in the city center. It is known as the oldest settlement in the city. Although there is no definite information about when and by whom the castle was built, the name of the castle is mentioned in the writings about the wars of the Mongolian Invasion period. Hz. During the reign of Omar, the castle was captured by the Muslims. The castle was badly damaged in the wars of the Arabs to seize and settle in Anatolia and in many other wars. There are cemeteries belonging to the Seljuk, Arab and Ottoman periods on the side of the castle. Muş Castle is one of the important cultural heritages with traces of different civilizations. The castle, which is open to visitors, is among the must-see places.
It is located in the city center, in a place called Demirciler Street. Yıldızlı Han was built in 1307 by Miralay Seyfi Bey. The building, which has two floors, was made of mudbrick on the upper floor and cut stone on the lower floor. Traces of Seljuk period architecture can be seen in the building. Yıldızlı Han is located on the Silk Road. It is located in an important position in terms of trade and accommodation. During its establishment, it operated as a trade center. On the lower floor, there are drapers, jewelers and coppersmiths. On the upper floor, there are 52 shops together with the hotel. Yıldızlı Han, which was badly damaged during the Russian occupation, was restored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It is one of the historical buildings among the places to visit in Muş.
Mus Great Mosque
The mosque, located in the Kale Mahallesi of Muş, was built of rubble. Since the Great Mosque does not have an inscription, it is not known by whom or when it was built. According to rumors and estimates, it was built in 979 by Sheikh Mohammedi Moor, whose tomb is in the courtyard. The Ulu Mosque has a rectangular plan, and when its architectural structure is examined, traces of the late 19th century can be seen. It is one of the important religious buildings for Muş. The mihrab of the mosque is quite plain, covered with a dome in the middle and a barrel vault on the sides. The minaret of the mosque was destroyed during the earthquake in 1966, and the minaret was rebuilt in 1968.
It is not known exactly when the monastery, located in Kepenez Village of Muş, was built. According to some sources, Arak Monastery is thought to have been built by St. Illuminator Gregory in the 4th century. The lines of the Roman Period are seen in the architecture of the monastery. The monastery, also called the Monastery of the Holy Apostles, is located on the plateau under Kepenek Village. The word Arak is a Persian word and has the meaning of wine. It is thought that there were vineyards in the past in the area where the monastery is located. Arak Monastery was used as a place of worship for Armenians until 1915. The monastery, which was used for different purposes, was blown up by the Muş Governorate in 1960. Arak Monastery has left two church ruins behind.
The bridge located on the Murat River, according to the estimates; It was built in the 13th century during the Seljuk Period. Although the year 1871 was written on one of the marbles on the bridge, according to research; The bridge was restored during the Ottoman period. The bridge has a length of 143 meters and a width of 5 meters. The bridge, which is actively used by the local people, is very well preserved. The bridge, which offers a beautiful view over the river during the day, has a different beauty with the lighting in the evening. You can reach the region by public transportation vehicles via Mus Bus Terminal.
Haçlı Lake is a volcanic barrier lake located in the southern region of Muş's Bulanık district. Also known as Lake Bulanık, Lake Haçlı got its name from the fact that its water is not clear. With a maximum depth of 7 meters, Lake Haçlı has a surface area of 27 square kilometers. The water level of this lake, which is fed by Şeyhtokum Stream and many other sources, remains almost the same throughout the year. In winter, it becomes possible to walk on the frozen lake surface. People who visit Muş in the winter season can have a different experience. Haçlı Lake, which is home to many species such as trout and mirror carp, provides many opportunities such as tourism and irrigation of the surrounding region lands.
Kayalidere Ancient City
The ancient city, located in the Varto district of Muş province, was used as a settlement by the Urartians. Kayalıdere Ancient City is also known as the Urartian Rock Cemetery. II. The ancient city, which is estimated to have been built in Sarduri times, was used as a military settlement. It is one of the most preserved historical buildings in the Muş region. It is one of the places that attracts the attention of tourists. A lthough the date of establishment of the ancient city is not known, according to estimates; B.C. A time between 756 and 730 is considered. The artifacts unearthed as a result of the archeology studies of the Kayalıdere Ancient City are exhibited in the Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Many different historical artifacts such as bronze lion statue, arrow heads and lion depicted belt were found in the works. It is one of the locations that should be added to the high school prepared after purchasing a bus ticket to Muş.
The Victory Monument, located in the Malazgirt district of Muş, was built in memory of the Manzikert Victory. The two columns facing each other have a height of about 42 meters. While the columns represent the gate of Anatolia, the spaces between the columns represent the passage of the Turks to Anatolia. Victory celebrations are held on August 26 in the region where the monument, which has a great spiritual importance, is located. If your visit to Muş coincides with the anniversary of the Manzikert Victory, it is one of the places that must be visited. Easy transportation can be provided by minibuses serving between Muş and Malazgirt.
Located in the Hamurpet Mountains, the lake is also known as Hamurpet Lake. The lake has an altitude of 2173 meters and there are steep rocks around it. The deepest part of Akdoğan Lake is 47 meters, the color of the lake, which has a very low depth, appears green. It is fed from different sources such as snow and rain water from the Hamurpet mountains. It is one of the beautiful lakes in Muş, it is a very convenient place to see its natural beauties and spend time in nature. The nature around the lake is quite impressive, and it is ideal for picnics and walks in the fresh air. It is one of the nature locations among the places to visit in Muş.
Malazgirt Castle is located in the Malazgirt district of Muş. As a result of historical research, it is thought that Manzikert Castle was built during the Urartian period. This castle, known as Berber Castle until the 1070s, started to be called Manzikert Castle after the 1071 Malazgirt Victory. Manzikert Castle, in which special stones and Khorasan mortar were used in its architecture and construction, managed to preserve its name in history by being subjected to restoration works in various periods, even though it was heavily damaged and destroyed during the Byzantine period. Manzikert Castle, which was under Ottoman rule during the reign of Mehmet the Conqueror, is one of the must-see historical structures in Muş with its impressive architecture. It is possible to pass to Manzikert via the Mus Bus Terminal. It is one of the locations where a route should be created to see one of the important historical heritages of the city.