A good place to start exploring Kütahya is along Cumhuriyet Caddesi, a pedestrianized street in the city center. A roundabout at the southern end of the busy Atatürk Bulvarı leads to the street.
In the center of the roundabout is a fountain dedicated to Kütahya pottery. The Saat Kulesı (clock tower) is located in Azerbaycan Parkı to the east.
The Kütahya Belediyesi (municipality building) is located to the south of the roundabout. It was built in the late 19th century and is covered in Kütahya tiles. I believe the building has been torn down since my visit and replaced with a park, but I need confirmation on this.
In front of the building, I noticed a small fountain also covered in tiles. Nearby is a statue of a Zeybek. The Zeybeks were guerrilla fighters who lived in the Aegean region between the 17th and early 20th centuries. To the right is another noticeable building, the Gül Palas Hotel.
From there, walk down Cumhuriyet Caddesi. It’s a lively pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants.
There are couple of historic mosques along the way. Ali Paşa Camii was built in 1796, and Karagöz Camii was built in 1509. I didn’t enter either of them.
While waiting for prayers to end so I could visit the mosques, I walked up Ahi Erbasan Caddesi, which starts in front of the Dönenler Camii. I found some nice Ottoman homes there.