Eskişehir is a university town that's sometimes called the 'Venice of Turkey' for the Porsuk River that runs through the city center. It's incredibly picturesque, and the youth of the city gives a feeling of vibrancy found nowhere else. Given its intellectual, young atmosphere, the arts and culture scene in the city is excellent. There are many museums, exhibitions, concerts and more - there's always something going on. In 2013, Eskişehir was the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World and received the title of UNESCO Capital of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Porsuk River runs through the center of the city, and Adalar is the name of the district right on the river front. A gondola tour down the Porsuk River is really pleasant. They tend to take only about 15 minutes, and will be the most romantic moments of your trip to the city. A day out in Sazova Park is as much of a fairytale as it looks like it would be.