Blandus Ancient City
Blandus, which is 40 km away from Uşak, is located in the Sülümenli village of Ulubey district. It is recommended not to return from Uşak without seeing it.
It was founded by communities immigrating from Macedonia after Alexander the Great’s expedition to Anatolia.
The city, which remained under the rule of the Pergamon Kingdom and the Roman Empire, had its brightest period during the Roman Empire.
There are temples, castles, stadiums and rock tombs in the ancient city. While visiting Blandus, you will feel like you are on a journey into history and living that period.
Sebaste Ancient City / Selcukler
The settlement located in Sivaslı district, BC. It is one of the important cities founded during the Roman Empire in 20 years.
There are large and small churches from the Byzantine period, and it was the center of the bishopric at the time. In this respect, it has an important place in history from a religious point of view.
Mesotimolos / Duzkoy
In Eşme Düzköy, rock cemeteries with a single room, rectangular and arch-shaped doors were found in the tumulus, which is thought to belong to the Lydian period and is located in a valley around the rocks.
We can say that they have a very different historical texture in terms of appearance. It is one of the must-see places with its different structures.
Alaudda / Hacimkoy
The historical city, whose history dates back to the Byzantine period, is in the Sivaslı district of Uşak. Like every historical ancient city, it has historical features worth seeing.
Akmonia / Ahatkoy
The ancient city of Akmonia is 8 km from the Banaz district of Uşak. It was built on a hill surrounded by streams.
The city, located on the route of the King’s Road, has hosted many civilizations, developed a lot in its time, became a large settlement and has come to the present day and took its place in the flow of history.
As the walls surrounding the city were damaged, only a part of them can be seen; The theater is also in ruins. However, this does not prevent us from embarking on a historical journey.
It is also estimated that there are many social institution structures whose remains are found in Akmonia.
Some of the artifacts found in the excavations are in the Uşak Museum and the Afyon Museum. Since these museums are in a convenient location in terms of transportation, they should definitely be seen.
Kremon Agora / Susuzkoy
Another historical place in Banaz district is the Ancient City of Kremon Agora. Like every ancient city, this place has unique historical features.
The city is adjacent to the city of Akmonia as well as on the King’s Road. King’s Road is also the most important part of the historical journey in this region.
The foundation of the city of Pepuza dates back to the Roman period; Members of the Montanism sect in Christianity lived in this region, this city, which was considered the center of Montanism, was later destroyed in the Byzantine period. Therefore, it has both religious and political characteristics.
During the studies, it was determined that there were ruins of the city under the ground, but it is known that the excavations have not been carried out because the researches are still continuing.
The building, located within the borders of Karahallı district, was built on the Banaz Stream on the King’s Road during the Lydian period.
The stones of the arch are worked and interlocked and have dimensions of 24 m in length, 17 m in depth and 1.75 m in width. It will be very exciting to examine this building, which belongs to the ancient period and is architecturally astonishing.
Haci Gedik Bridge
The work that Hacı Mustafa Efendi made himself appears on the road to Uşak Karahallı.
It is possible to see traces of Hacı Mustafa Efendi’s own architectural understanding in the construction of the bridge.
It is thought that the Çataltepe Bridge, which has a three-eyed structure, was built in the Ottoman period, but there is no information about who built it, which attracts the curiosity on this bridge .
Çataltepe Bridge was built on the Gediz river and is still in use, defying the years.
The historical bridge on the Gediz River is the Beylerhan Bridge. This stone bridge is a six-eyed work and it is estimated that it was built during the Ottomans or the Germiyan Principality.
It bears traces of the first period architectural structure of the Ottoman state.
The Çanlı Bridge, which has an arched structure, carries the influence of Seljuk architecture. It has its own inscription and this makes this bridge unique.
The Çanlı Bridge was built in 1225 by Sipahsalar Secuuttin.
Ataturk and Ethnography Museum
It is a historical building built in 1900 and used as a headquarters during the National Struggle.
This building, which reflects the spirit of national struggle, has an important feature: It is known that the Greek General Trikopis, who was captured in the war, was brought before Atatürk here.
This Ottoman structure, which was turned into a museum in 1978, is being restored and landscaped from time to time to make it an even more interesting place.
In the museum, there are 1412 ethnographic works such as jewelry, clothes, rooms and belongings belonging to Atatürk, and photographs of important events from the Ottoman period. Each and every object on display almost brings that period to life.
Uşak Archeology Museum
Uşak Archeology Museum was opened in 1970 and houses the works of many civilizations living on it from past to present.
The museum was reorganized after the Karun Treasures were brought to the museum in 1996. Bringing a unique value such as the Croesus Treasures to the museum aroused curiosity and this situation made the museum attract even more attention.
The sections in the museum are arranged according to different periods. Each one is worth seeing. Croesus Treasures belonging to the Lydian times, jewelry found in the excavations, vessels, coins, tomb steles symbolizing the Roman period, votive stelae as well as penance inscriptions are exhibited in the museum. Each section invites museum visitors to a historical journey.
In addition to the works made of stone, earth and glass belonging to various periods, jewelry made of gold and silver can also be seen in the museum. Fragrance containers and teardrop bottles made of glass are quite surprising and we are sure that you will be intrigued as well.
Especially Karun Treasures attract great attention from tourists. There are around 33,600 works in total in the museum. Each work arouses curiosity in terms of the period it reflects.
You can visit the museum between 08:00 and 17:00 in the winter season and between 08:30 and 19:00 in the summer season.
The Karun treasures, which have a very important area in the museum and contain the secrets of history, are a value that arouses curiosity from all walks of life. To give information about the Karun Treasures;
-The Lydian Empire, which has great political and economic importance and was established in this region, found money and revealed one of the most important events in human history.
This situation, which enabled the development of the economy in these ages, changed the course of history in this direction. The fact that the Lydian Empire was very rich in the early ages is due to the abundance of gold resources in its territory. These features enabled the Lydian-Empire to invent money.
The wealth that the last king Karun gained after he came to the throne is legendary. The phrase “rich as Karun” is still used today. Karun’s unearthed treasures are exhibited at the Uşak Archeology Museum. Don’t forget to visit the Uşak archeology museum to live the expression “as rich as Karun”.
The inn, which was commissioned by a French architect and built by Tiritoğlu Mehmet Pasha in 1898, is a two-storey stone building.
It reflects both Ottoman architecture and French architecture.
The upper floor of the inn, which was used as a trade center for many years, is now used as a hotel, and there are shops on the lower floors where you can find products from the Uşak culture.
You can easily experience both a historical journey and shopping pleasure in Pasha Inn.
Located in the center of Uşak and built by an Italian architect in 1901, the two-storey building was restored in the following years and turned into a bazaar with money changers.
It has interesting features in terms of reflecting both the history of the period it was built and the Italian architecture.
The covered bazaar, which consists of a long corridor, is one of the solid structures in Uşak. Do not forget to pass through the history corridor in Bedesten.
We find general information about the Ulu Mosque, whose construction date is unknown, but which bears the traces of the Germiyan Principality, in the inscription belonging to the fountain called Kocasu. In this inscription, the construction of the mosque is mentioned.
Another historical mosque whose exact date is unknown is the Burma Mosque.
Considering what Evliya Çelebi wrote about the Mosque, it is understood that it was built after the Great Mosque.