It is understood that the history of Kars dates back to the Polished Stone Age (9000-8000 BC). The region then came under the domination of the Hurrians, Urartians, Scythians, Parthians, Sassanids and Byzantines.
In 1064, the Seljuk Sultan Alpaslan conquered the city and the city, thus paving the way for Anatolia to the Turkish tribes.
In the city and its environs, the Mongols and Akkoyunlu, Turkish states such as Karakoyunlu ruled. In 1514, Sultan Selim conquered the region and added it to the Ottoman Empire.
Kars Castle: Kars Castle, also known as the Central Castle or Inner Castle, was built in the 10th century. It was destroyed by Timur in 1836 and rebuilt in 1579.
City Walls: The northern walls were first built in 972. In 977-990, the eastern walls were added and strengthened. The three gates in the north are worth seeing. The Dragon Tower, used as a hospital by the Seljuks in the 12th century, is one of the oldest hospitals in Anatolia. Ani (Ocakli): The Ani Ruins are 48 km from Kars. Available Ocaklı Village near the Turkey-Armenia border near the town located on the edge of the river Arpaçay organization is based on the years 350-300 BC. Suddenly, it is one of the important stopping point of tourists visiting our country. The city walls and medieval churches in Ani are worth seeing.