Isparta is a lovely province in southwestern Turkey. It is well known for its beautiful blooming roses, and also for the various rose products that are made from them. Fruits such as sour cherries, grapes, and apples are also grown here. Isparta is also well known for the many lakes in the area, which means that water sports are popular with visitors and locals alike. Flat highlands are scattered here and there in Isparta, along with a series of caves. Winter sports such as skiing are popular in Isparta, and there are ski centers and lodges not too far from Isparta.
Several interesting attractions that tourists in Isparta will not want to miss include the Ulu Mosque, built in 1417, and the Firdevs Bey Mosque, built in 1561. Isparta is also known for its carpets, so have a look around the Hali Saray, which means Carpet Place. The Isparta Museum has many exhibits dealing with archaeological works and ethnographic displays, and several which are about the history of carpeting. The Democracy Museum goes back 50 years in the history of Turkish demographic beliefs. Restaurants in Isparta do a good job at serving local Turkish fare that even the fussiest eater is sure to enjoy.