Çifte Minare Medrese
Dating to 1218, this was one of the most important medical schools built by the Seljuks and was once Anatolia's foremost hospital. But...
The squat Ottoman Kale Camii (1580) was constructed by Sultan Murat III's grand vizier Mahmut Paşa.
Reached through a monumental Seljuk gateway, is the Bürüciye Medresesi, built to teach 'positive sciences' in 1271 by Iranian...
This tiny cafe pumps out good music and serves up coffee to arty university-types.
Sema Hanımın Yeri
In this rustic, wood-panelled restaurant, the welcoming Madame Sema serves home-cooked food such as içli köfte (meatballs stuffed with...
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Çifte Minare Medrese information
Commissioned by the Mongol-İlkhanid vizier Şemsettin Güveyni after defeating the Seljuks at the battle of Kosedağ, the Çifte Minare Medrese (1271) has a çifte (pair) of mighty minarets. In fact, that's about all that is left, along with the elaborate portal and facade. Stand on the path between the Çifte and Şifaiye medreses to see the difference made by half a century and a shift in power.