Divriği is an ancient town, which was once a Byzantine site. By the 12th and 13th centuries, it was the capital of Turkic Emirate of Mengücek, and the remains of Great Mosque of 1229 and a citadel remain from the period.
Nearest airport is located in Sivas, about 180 km or 3 hours away by road.
- Divriği Nazar Seyahat, Esenler Otogar no:34 (main bus station of Istanbul), ☎ +90 212 658 22 58 (Istanbul), +90 312 224 10 58 (Ankara). Company providing direct buses to Divriği from Istanbul and Ankara.
- Divriği Özlem Tur and Divriği Birlik provide minibuses from Sivas every hour.
Divriği has a train station. Daily trains from Istanbul's Haydarpaşa station (Doğu Express, departing 8:35AM and arriving at Divriği 9:30AM next morning, 32.50 TL/seat, 26 TL/seat for students) and Ankara (Doğu Express, departing from Ankara 6:08PM, 20 TL/seat, 16 TL/seat for students; and Erzurum Express, departing from Ankara 1:30PM and arriving at Divriği 3:45AM, 22.50 TL/seat, 18 TL/seat for students) are available. Sleeper cars are available at Doğu Express. For more info, see Turkish State Railways webpage .
- Great Mosque (Ulu Cami) and adjoining medieval hospital (Darüşşifa) are outstanding examples of Seljuk architecture and are both in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1985 . The Baroque style portal of this magnificent mosque is a real masterpiece of stonework.
- Divriği Belediyesi Oteli, ☎ +90 346 418 18 25. Hotel run by the town council. Clean rooms with en-suite bathrooms and balcony. No breakfast served. 20 TL.
The telephone code of the town is (+90) 346.