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Artvin City Centre

Surrounded by Ardahan, Erzurum, Rize and the Republic of Georgia, Artvin is located in the Eastern Black Sea Part of the Black Sea Region. Artvin is of great importance in terms of natural tourism thanks to its wide range of natural values such as snowy peaks of mountains, interesting style of wood architecture, green plateaus, intact and natural forests, crater lakes at the peaks of the high mountains, Çoruh Valley and canyons. Climbing to Kaçkar and Karçal Mountains, trekking in scenic beauties of several vicinities of the region, rafting and canoe sports on the Çoruh River and Barhal Stream reveal the potential tourist industry of the region. Several festivals are organized in Artvin and surrounding area. In these organizations, natural beauties, historical artefacts and alternative tourism areas of Artvin are introduced to the participants. Artvin is one of the places of which the best patterns of wood and stone architecture are found, local music and dance are appreciated by the audience, cuisine is various and advance samples of handcrafts, particularly woodworks, are manufactured.

Irsa plateau
The plateau which is 35 km. away from city centre, is commonly used by Erenler (İrsa) Villager
Artvin Culture House
According to its epigraph, the house was built in 1799 and its owner was Bicanoğlu Yahya Ağa. The structure which is a masterpiece of Ottoman-Turkish architecure was recorded as “ a mansion with a garden” in the notices of Ottoman land registers. Beautiful examples of carving and engraving can be seen in the house. The cypress tree motifs on the right and the left of the fireplace have a special meaning in Turkish culture. When we analyse the Turkish culture from the past to the present, it can be seen that tree motifs have been used often in the similar ways. The cypress tree motifs which symbolize the tree of life were used in the tiles, tombstones, rugs, fountains etc. by Ottoman craftsmen. The resemblance of cypress tree to the minarets is also a reason why it was used often in the Ottomans. The restoration and the garden design of the Culture House were made and now it is a place where you can taste local dishes. The Culture House is 3 km away from the Artvin City Centre. You can go there on foot –it takes about 10 minutes-  or you can use public transportation and then walk 500 metres to reach there.
İşhan Church
   It is located in Yusufeli’s İşhan village. According to a manuscript dated to 951, the Church was built by Priest Seba, nephew and student of Priest Khandzda (759- 861), with support and help of King Andernese. Construction of the Monastery was started in 955 during the reign of Georgian King David, and finished by Baratian King Magistros in 1027. The Virgin Marry Chapel is found at the southwest of the Monastery.
Küre Cemetery (Protected Historical Area)
The war cemetery was constructed for the memorial of Lieutenant Mehmet Rüştü Bey and the privates Aki AKAN and Hasan VANOĞLU who are the martyrs of the First World War.
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