Historically Usak was an important carpetweaving center, a role it continues to play to this day. Tourists find the Archaeological Museum informative and interesting. The Kaftanci House Museum displays wonderful Usak carpets and kilims; Ataturk stayed here.


An inaccessible and imposing citadel dating to Byzantine times overlooks this provincialcity. The Archaeological Museum and the War of Independence Memorial reveal Afyon's place in history. Monumental bas-reliefs, a legacy of the Phrygian Kingdom, are carved into rock faces on hills north of the city. Aslantas is the largest. At Aslankaya, lion reliefs are engraved into the sides of the rock.