Gök Medrese

Central Anatolia

Having been shuttered for years, the Gök Medrese was nearing the end of an extensive restoration project on our last visit. Built in 1271 at the behest of Sahib-i Ata, the grand vizier or Sultan Giyasettin Keyhüsrev III, its exuberantly decorated marble portal, twin blue-tile and red-brick minarets (which were still covered in scaffolding while we were in town) and carved circular corner buttresses are a fabulous example of Seljuk-era architecture.

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