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Historical Sites

Alipaşa Mosque:
Located in Honsalar village; and it is thought to be built in the 13th Century during the Candaroğulları Principality Period.

Honsalar Bath:
The bath that is thought to be built in 1666 and erected by Khorasan Technique on the basis of the fusion of face stones with mortars. 

Village Kasaba, Mahmutbey Mosque:
The mosque, construction of which was started in the most prosperous period of Candaroğulları Principality is the product of the 14th century. Furthermore, it contains all characteristics of the Seljuk Architecture. All characteristics of wooden engraving and painting art were taken advantage of in its construction and it is one of the most extraordinary examples of its type. The mosque that is opened to warship only on Friday prayer during Fridays forms up a peak point of the wooden art belonging to the Era of the Turkish Principalities. It was embroidered with various numbers of geometric figures and a real kündekâri technique.  Especially the abutments of minbar, outer part, minaret structure, entrance door and inner parts reflect the most magnificent mastership and functioning of its period. No one, who has taken part in the construction of the mosque, is known at current period. It is located in the region where Ilgaz, İsfendiyar and Ballıdağ knotted and its life develops in parallel to the forest. 

Daday Government Office:
The foundation was laid by the Governor of Kastamonu, who came to Daday on the date of August 04, 1891 and the construction of it was completed in a short period of time, namely 3 months and 20 days. The walls and ceiling of the said office were caused to be ornamented in 1983 by the town-governor, Poet Eşref. It was visited by Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) on the date of August 30, 2006

Daday Köpekçioğlu Mansion:
The mansion, visited by Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk), was built in 1912. It is seen that the carpet and eave motifs that are applied at the established architecture of the art of tent in Central Asia reflected into the wood processing art at the façade and building pediments on this mansion as well. It is used as a centre for handicrafts at our current period.

Balaban Mansion:
This mansion, made of 2-storey wooden masonry, was built in 1636. This mansion taking place within the Hacı İsmail Ağa Farm in Daday is located on the foot of a hill for a small wood. This is one of the Turkish Mansions, date of which could have been determined.   

Castles:
There are two castles, built up with the objective of surveillance at previous periods. One of them is the Sarel Castle taking place within the boundaries of the Bezirkan Alderman Office and the other, however, takes place at Kızsini location that it covered at the Kızsini location.    

Residence of Grandfather of Ecevit:
It is not known much but the father side of the famous Turkish politician, poet and journalist Mr. Bulent Ecevit originally come from Daday and the country house where the grandfathers of Mr. Ecevit used to live once has a distinguished place from the point of view of architectural history of the region as much as that of socio-political aspect.  This is because the cupboard, door and ceiling decorations of the room at the south-western side of the house maintains its rare and precious examples of carpentry work, created by a nail-free insertion system, called as “Kündekari”, for centuries.   

Natural Attractions

Ballıdağ (mountain)
It is a fabulous area where the nature offers surprises generously. Ballıdağ with an altitude of 1.570 m is a forestland containing the most intense oxygen sources and cradle of wild life. It hosts one of the biggest sanatoriums of Turkey as a result of its oxygen-rich feature.   

Küre Mountains National Park
The chains of Mountains of Küre running parallel along the coastline of the Black Sea reaches its mountaintop with Yaralıgöz Mountain with an altitude of 2019.  Küre Mountains National Park covering an area of 34 thousands of hectares preserves worldwide known canyons, waterfalls, inns and rich wildlife. 

Ilgaz National Park
The National Park consisting of valleys, crests and hilltops presents extraordinary landscaping examples. It is possible to see in this region some types of plants and flowers, rarely found in the world. Winter sports are organized on 2.587 m high Ilgaz Mountain, covered with snow in 6 months of the year. 

Special Locations

Kastamonu Castle
The outer walls of the castle, built in at the end of XII century, could not survive until current period. There are the remains of inner castle part and cisterns, dungeon, escape tunnel, Bayraklı Tomb and some other structures available there.

 Valla Canyon
It ranks on the 4th place in the world with its length of 12 kms and side walls of 1.300 m from place to place. This canyon is full of natural traps such as siphons, unknown where they go up, and waterfalls of 15-20 meters, overflowing waters gushing out betw

Şehriban Canyon
This canyon still maintaining its mystery stretches along with a distance of 5 km with its side walls exceeding 1.000 m. 

Çatak Canyon
This canyon that stretches along with a distance of 7 km and is located at an altitude of 1.500 m and offers peerless views with its side walls to its visitors will offer you a pleasant experience together with equipments. 

Çal Canyon
There are some waterfalls of 3-4 meters, ins and deep lakes with lengths of 30-35 meters, called as “cauldron” as a result of their shape. 

Horma Canyon
Horma Canyon containing deep lakes, large and small waterfalls among the oldest forests of Europe has a peerless view. It has a length of 3.5 kilometres and may be experienced together with equipments.  

Ilgarini Inn
Various chapels and cemeteries are seen in this inn, located at an altitude of 1.250 meters from the sea level and it has a depth of 250 meters. It is a vivid inn where stalactite and dickite activity goes on.

Ilıca Waterfall
There is also a bath, remained from the Byzantium Era, at this waterfall taking place in the middle of the forestland. There is a rich visuality of rocks, caused by the erosion by water.

Oluklu Mountain Pasture
This is one of various numbers of mountain pastures appropriate for mountain pasture tourism. 

Black Seacoast
Cide, İnebolu, Abana Seacoasts with their splendid small bays satisfy your desire for sun and sea by combining it with the attractions of forestry.

Cingara Inn
It is located on the foot of Göktepe Mountain of the Village Gökören. It is thought that the water of Meyre Temple has been supplied from this place. It is an underground water inn. A building remains having a galactite and stone mortar available there.

Taşlıbayır Stalactite Inns
It is understood from brick and clay roofing tile pieces that the people lived in this region at the archaic age. There are white stalactites stretching up to 4 meters, formed by calcite (calcium carbonate) at this natural inn where 30-40 people may take shelter.

Archaeological Sites

Honsalar Hill Tumulus
It was built in the village Alipaşa during the Lydian era in B.C. There are a total of 7 tumuli at the town where 5 of them are not opened yet. These tumuli are small king’s tombs.

Meyre Temple
This is located in Meyre District of the Village Akkaştekke. This was firstly built in as a temple by the ancestors of Arimos, who were designated by the Sky God, Zeus, as a ruler, however, converted into a church after the Roman Empire that embraced the Christianity in 313 A.D. 

Rock Tombs
There are rock tombs in the Village İnciğez at the eastern side of Daday. They were engraved in rocks that were geologically formed in the tertiary (era) and feature the characteristics of rock houses rather than rock tombs. When one looks at these tombs from outside that belong to the Byzantium era, they appear to be three-floored. There are three rooms downstairs, three rooms on the medium floor and three rooms, however, on upstairs. There is a connection between the rooms at every floor and it is possible to reach the rooms at other floors. They were thought to be built in the 7th century B.C.