Van

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AREA: 19.069 km²

POPULATION: 637.433 (1990)

TRAFFIC CODE: 65

DISTRICTS: Van (center), Bahçesaray, Başkale, Çaldıran, Çatak, Edrmit, Erciş, Gevaş.

SITES OF INTEREST: Shores of Van Lake, Akdamar Island, Bendimahi water fall, Horhor Spring, Toprakkale (Earth Castle), Van, Norgüh (Norkuh), Hoşap and Körzüt castles, Akdamar Church, Grand Mosque of Van, Hüsrev Pasha and İzdişar Mosques, Halime Hatun vault tomb, Hoşap Bridge, Van Museum.

Provincial Cultural Directorate

    Tel: (432) 216 25 30
    Fax: (432) 212 17 74


Cultural Center

    A Hall with 480 seating capacity for opera, ballet, plays, etc.
    Exhibition Hall
    Library
    4 Art Workshops

    Contact Address: Kültür Merkezi Müdürlüğü - Van
    Tel: (432) 216 96 92
    Fax: (432) 212 12 51


State Fine Arts Gallery Directorate
    SSK Binası K.Karabekir Cad. No:51/C
    VAN
    Tel: (0 432) 216 25 30
    Fax: 212 17 34


Museum

    Van Museum
    Address: Şerefiye Mah. Hacı Osman Sok. No: 9 - Van
    Tel: (432) 216 11 39
    Fax: (432) 214 25 10


Detailed Information about Van Museum and Historical Sites



Historical Sites and Ruins

    Van Museum
    Van Castle - Center
    Hoşap Castle - Gürpınar
    Akdamar - Gevaş
    Hoşap Bridge - Gürpınar
    Abdurrahman Gazi Mausoleum
    Center
    Kaya Çelebi Mosque- Center
    HüsrevPasha Mosque- Center
    Grand Mosque- Center
    Kızıl Mosque- Center
    Beyazözümü Village - Center
    Zernaki Hill - Erciş
    Zeland War Graves - Center
    Çarpanak Church - Center / Çitiören Village
    Topkale Castle- Center
    Adir Church - Center / Halkalı
    Hoşap Graveyard - Gürpınar
    Gevaş Seljuk Graveyard - Gevaş
    Historical Stone Bridge -Hakkari - Şemdinli - Bağlar
    Kelat Palace-Hakkari - Şemdinli - Bağlar
    Kayme Palace-Hakkari - Şemdinli - Bağlar
    Yeşil Monumental Rock Grave -Özalp -Yeşilalıç
    Idol Cave - Gürpınar - Yeşilsalkım
    Ziand Inn - Çatak
    Van House - Center
    House (in ruins) - Center
    Mosque- Center
    Mosque- Center
    Biçermah Historical Graveyard - Hakkari - Center
    Çukurca Ward. - Hakkari - Çukurca
    Nehri Graveyard - Hakkari - Şemdinli - Bağlar
    Lower Anzaf Castle - Center - Lower Anzaf
    Mausoleum - Center
    House - Center
    Church - Center
    Mausoleum - Center
    Dilkaya Village - Edremit
    Yavuzlar Natural Formation - Başkale - Yavuzlar
    Zeril Bridge - Çatak
    Hurkan Bridge - Çatak
    Yanal Church - Başkale - Yanal
    Çavuştepe Castle - Gürpınar - Çavuştepe
    Ayanıs Castle - Center - Agartı
    HüsrevPasha Mausoleum - Center
    Cemetery of the old Van city- Center
    Molla Kasım Mausoleum and Graveyard - Center - Molla Kasım
    Otluca Village Cemetery - Center - Otluca
    Molla Hıdırı Fır. M. - Başkale - Yavuzlar
    Kaleören Village Cemetery - Başkale - Kaleören
    Barış Village Cemetery - Başkale - Barış
    Tepebeşı district Cemetery - Başkale
    Germen Village Cemetery - Başkale - Germen
    Çatak historical grave - Çatak
    Aliyar vault tomb - Erçiş
    Nişancı - Erçiş
    Tekler Village Cemetery. - Erçiş/Tekler
    Ziyaret Village Cemetery. - Erçiş/ Ziyaret
    Haydar Bey Village Cemetry. - Erçiş/Haydar Bey
    Çelebi Bağı Cemetery. - Erçiş
    Hamur Kesen Village Cemetry. - Gürpınar/Hamur Kesen
    Ganisipi water fall - Çatak
    Bend-i Mahi water fall - Muradiye
    Hamurkesen Mosque- Gürpınar/Hamurkesen
    Yukarı Anzaf Castle - Center/Dereüstü
    Muradiye Church - Muradiye
    Bend-i Mahi Bridge - Muradiye/Karahan
    İzzettin Şir Mosque- Gevaş
    Iron Melting Center - Gevaş/Balan
    Vocational School - Center
    Közüt Castle - Muradiye
    Muradiye Castle - Muradiye
    Hasan Bey school, mausoleum. - Gürpınar
    Hoşap Inn - Gürpınar
    Tuşpa Necropol - Center
    Evliya Bey School - Center
    Amik Castle - Center/Amik
    Alaköy Urartu Castle - Center/Alaköy
    Ermişler Urartu - Center/Ermişler
    Karagündüz Tumulus - Center/Karagündüz


Significant Days

    Freedom from Occupation Days:


    Freedom Day - Erciş
    Erciş District
    1 April

    Freedom Day - Van
    Van
    2 April

    Freedom Day - Muradiye
    Muradiye District
    2 April

    Freedom Day - Başkale
    Başkale District
    22 April

    Freedom Day - Özalp
    Özalp District
    3 April

    Freedom Day - Gürpınar
    Gürpınar District
    1 April