- 1 Kirkuk Citadel (قلعة كركوك, Qal’at Karkuk). Dating back to 858 BCE, this citadel stands on an artificial mound, 40 metres high, on a plateau across the Khasa River. Several hundred families still live in the citadel.
- 2 Tomb of Prophet Daniel. One of many traditional burial places for Prophet Daniel, inside the citadel.
- 3 Qishla of Kirkuk (قشلة كركوك). This qishla, meaning barracks in Turkish, was built in 1863 to be the headquarters of the Ottoman army in Kirkuk. It is in disrepair.
- 4 Eternal fire of Baba Gurgur. More than 4,000 years old.
- Pirehmerd market (Bazari Pirehmerd).
Frequent targeted bombings are still occurring in Kirkuk as of January 2019. If one must go it is wise to avoid all public gatherings. This includes markets, mosques and festivals.
The archaeological sites of Qal'at Jarmo and Yorgan Tepe are found at the outskirts of the modern city.