Kars is a city in northeast Turkey and the capital of Kars Province.
Kars is situated a small distance from the border with Armenia. It has a population of 73,826 (in 2010).
The most important source of livelihood in Kars is agriculture and stockbreeding.
The Castle of Kars is a former fortification located in Kars, It was built in 1153 by Vizier Firuz Akay commissioned by Saltuk Sultan Malik Izzeddin Saltuk II.
From the castle hill we went down the slope to the Armenian Church.
The Cathedral of Kars, also known as the Holy Apostles Church is a former Armenian church in Kars.
Built in the mid-10th century by the Armenian Bagratid King Abas I, it was converted into a mosque in 1579.
In the 19th and early 20th century it was converted into a Russian Orthodox and later Armenian cathedral. In 1993 it was again converted into a mosque and is called Kümbet Mosque.
After the Armenian Church we got back the town center of Kars and left for the Ani Ruins.
(I will leave for Hungary tomorrow, 23 May, and visit the Great Hungarian Plain. So I cannot publish the new post for a while. Thank you. See you.)