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  • 10 vibes for Kırıkkale

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    Çeşnigir Köprüsü is a historical bridge built, built in Seljukian period on Kızılırmak. (Red River)

    Kırşehir and Keskin regions’ folk dances accompanied by davul & zurna, are inherited from “abdal” culture, and especially performed in feasts and weddings.

    Kırıkkale MKE Firearms Industry Museum is one of the two of such museums in Türkiye. The museum exhibits more than 500 objects and firearms manufactured between 15th and 20th centuries in Ottoman Empire and Europe.

    Taş Mektep is a one-storey building in Keskin, made of reddish pink andesite also called “Ankara stone”. Today, the building is home to “Hacı Taşan Art Centre”.

    Sulu Cave is a fossil cave from the Palaeozoic Age. It is located in the town centre of Keskin District, 27 kilometres away from Kırıkkale. Sulu Cave has three connected storeys and three galleries respectively the room, the gallery with sherds and the lower mine gallery.

    Ballı Mosque has a stone-based, brick-bodied, one-balcony minaret, and a round-arched door in a rectangular ashlar portal.

    Rahmi Pehlivanlı Art Center exhibits some family heirlooms and personal objects belonging to Rahmi Pehlivanlı, also known as “the painter of kings”.

    Karaahmetli Natural Park is a pleasant spot for one-day activities like excursions, picnicking, hiking, line fishing and birdwatching. 

    Historical Kırıkkale Villas are two-floor villas whose ground floors have masonry walls with rubble stone. Upper floors have half-timber framing and adobe infill. The wooden pillars support each other.

    Hasandede Mosque has a square plan and was made of face stone. Its walls are brownish red. The low relief altar located in the middle of the qibla wall is surrounded by two intertwined kerbs. The outer kerb is decorated with tawhid calligraphy.