With its history dating back to 5000 B.C. Kastamonu is bearing imprints of various civilizations which have dominated in this region. There are countless historical monuments in Kastamonu such as rock tombs from 7th century B.C. or the Byzantine fortress or monuments of the Turkish Emirates Çobanoğulları, Candaroğulları and the Ottomans. The most important spots of sightseeing which can be visited on a walking tour in the historical city center are the following: