Gorgeously restored, the interior central dome and walls of this former Seljuk theological school (1251) showcase some finely preserved...
Museum of Wooden Artefacts and Stone Carving
The İnce Minare Medresesi (Seminary of the Slender Minaret), now the Museum of Wooden Artefacts and Stone Carving, was built in 1264 for...
Sponsored by the Seljuk vizier Bedreddin Muhlis, the 13th-century Sırçalı Medrese was named after its tiled exterior. The eyvan ...
With its backlit carvings and strobes, this cavernous cultural centre is quite popular with students for its live music.
Aydın Et Lokantası
The fake oak tree, with ailing goldfish in the pool at its base, may be gaudy but a good array of Turkish staples are on offer and the...
Alaaddin Camii information
Konya's most important religious building after the Mevlâna shrine, this Seljuk mosque bestrides Alaaddin Tepesi. Built for Alaeddin Keykubad I, Sultan of Rum from 1219 to 1231, the rambling 13th-century building was designed by a Damascene architect in Arab style. Over the centuries it was embellished, refurbished, ruined and restored. The grand original entrance on the northern side incorporates decoration from earlier Byzantine and Roman buildings.
Surrounding the mosque is the Alaaddin Tepesi, the town's favourite flower garden and park. It is at its sweetest in the spring when its summit is a glowing carpet of tulips. There are several pleasant tea shops and cafes here.