7.06.2021 02:01:02


Van, one of the oldest cities in the world, has a historical past dating back to 5 thousand BC. In this way, it has hosted many different civilizations and included many ancient ruins in it. In addition to its historical beauties, it has managed to make a name for itself with its natural beauties.

It is possible to visit Van in 2-3 days on average. If you want to visit these historical places of Van comfortably, our advice is to either come here by private car or rent a car. Renting a car will be more comfortable for you. You can have the car rental service from Van Airport and our central branch. You can easily access your vehicle by making a car reservation according to your plane landing time.


Van Castle

Located 5 km from the city center of Van, Van Castle was built between 840-825 BC by the Urartian King Sarduri I. Van Castle, which was the capital of the Urartu State under the name of "Tuşba" for many years, is known as the symbolic structure of the city. Inside the castle; There are Menua and II. Sarduri rock tombs, Analı Kız Open Air Temple, Madır (Sardur) Bastion, city walls, city wall beds, cuneiform inscriptions in Assyrian language known to belong to Sarduri I and more. Van Castle, located on a steep cliff across Lake Van, is the most beautiful structure that has survived from the Urartu State.

Van Cat Statue

We all know that the most important symbol of Van is undoubtedly the Van cat. To this end, the Van Cat Statue was built at the entrance of the city. We can say that this statue, which was made by the Iranian sculptor Cafer Necibi at a height of 5.5 meters, was especially appreciated by the public. The Van cat, which has one blue eye and one yellow eye, and an evil eye bead on its neck, has a kitten right in front of it.


Historical Van Houses District

The Historical Van Houses, which have survived to the present day, draw attention with the features of the traditional Turkish house. It is known that the construction of the houses was generally built after the 1915 Armenian Revolt and the Great Van Fire. Traditional Van houses, built using stone, adobe and wood materials, are one of the important heritages of the city. The hipped roofs of these houses, which were built as one-storey or two-storey, were added later today.

Cumhuriyet Street

Cumhuriyet Street, located in the İpekyolu district of Van, is the most crowded and busiest street in the city. On the right and left, there are places such as shops, stores, jewelers, hotels and pharmacies. Especially in summer, if you want to take a walk in the cool of the evening, it is a street you can choose. In addition to meeting all your needs on this street, you can easily reach from anywhere.

Van Museum

Van Museum; It consists of two floors and there are archaeological artifacts on the first floor and ethnographic artifacts on the second floor. In the garden of the museum; There are cuneiform victory steles from the Urartian Period, inscriptions, relief of God Teişeba, ram and sheep-shaped tombstones belonging to Akkoyunlu and Karakoyunlu people, and a rich stone collection from the Seljuk Period. In the archaeological artifacts hall; There are prehistoric finds consisting of obsidian and bone tools obtained from Tilkitepe and Kızdamı regions, ceramics and artifacts from the Urartian Period. In addition, grave finds from the Karagündüz Necropolis excavation, terracotta pottery, bronze helmets, swords, belts, kitchen utensils and wall mosaics unearthed from the Çavuştepe, Toprakkale, Van Castle, Anzaf Castles and Ayanis Castle excavations are exhibited.


You can make an online reservation through Nissa Car Rental to provide easier access to these beautiful and historical places of the city.


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