Turkish-Islamic Arts & Ethnography Museum
Housed in the Yakutiye Medrese, this museum's striking central dome is lined with faceted stalactite work that catches light from the...
Lala Mustafa Paşa Camii
Yakutiye Park Alıșveriș Merkezi
Step inside this building, its tower aping the Yakutiye Medrese in glass and red lights, and enter Erzurum's student world. Lifts climb...
Erzurum's smartest restaurant, in business since 1928, is quaintly anachronistic, with shrouded windows, thick carpets and bow-tied...
Cumhuriyet Caddesi · interesting places nearby
Yakutiye Medrese information
Rising above a central square, this imposing Mongol theological seminary dates from 1310. The Mongols borrowed the basics of Seljuk architecture and developed their own variations, as seen in the entrance with its geometric, plant and animal motifs. Of the two original minarets, only the base of one and the lower part of the other have survived. The one sporting superb mosaic tilework wouldn't look out of place in Central Asia.