Beautiful Yeni Kum mosque suffered a similar fate. Primarily, it was an old Christian church. The exact date of its construction is unknown. There remained a memorial inscription on one of the walls. It keeps the year 1291. Remaining fragments of Christian frescoes and mosaics that used to decorate the basilica, as well as special elements of natural wood are other fabulous features of the mosque.
Miniature Byzantine St. Anne's church is also an important historical monument for the city. It was built in the 9th century. Built in the era of the Byzantium Empire, it miraculously preserved not only original external features, but a number of elements of internal decor. At a certain period, the church had been converted into a mosque, however, it did not lose its historical charm.
A tour to the city's Historical Museum promises to be fascinating. The museum occupies a beautiful two-storey mansion. The variety of its exhibits is incredibly large. You can see ancient weapons of different eras, works of art, vases, and antique furniture and utensils. There's a spacious basement room in the old mansion. Some of the unique exhibits are kept there nowadays.