Top Choice Museum in Konya

Mevlâna Museum

For Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the main reason to come to Konya is to visit the Mevlâna Museum, the former lodge of the whirling dervishes. It's Celaleddin Rumi (later known as Mevlâna) that we have to thank for…
Top Choice Museum in Konya

Tile Museum

Gorgeously restored, the interior central dome and walls of this former Seljuk theological school (1251) showcase some finely preserved blue-and-white Seljuk tilework. There is also an outstanding collection of cera…
Mosque in Konya

Alaaddin Camii

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 wa…
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Archaeological Museum

The rather dusty Archaeological Museum houses interesting finds from Çatalhöyük, including the skeleton of a baby girl, clutching jewellery made of stone and bone. Other artefacts range across the millennia, from Ch…
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Koyunoğlu Museum

This curious museum contains the legacy of railway inspector Izzet Koyunoğlu who built up his esoteric collection of rare, er, collectables on his travels through Turkey. Our heart goes out to the tired-looking stuf…
Mosque in Konya

Sahib-i Ata Külliyesi

Behind its requisite grand entrance with built-in minaret is the Sahib-i Ata Külliyesi, originally constructed during the reign of Alaaddin Keykavus. Destroyed by fire in 1871, it was rebuilt in 13th-century style. …
Mosque in Konya

Şems-i Tebrizi Camii

An important pilgrimage place, this mosque contains the elegant 14th-century tomb of Rumi's spiritual mentor, Şems-i Tebrizi (Shams of Tabriz). It's in a park just northwest of Hükümet Meydanı.
Monument in Konya

Sırçalı Medrese

Sponsored by the Seljuk vizier Bedreddin Muhlis, the 13th-century Sırçalı Medrese was named after its tiled exterior. Inside, in the courtyard, some of the blue tile decoration still survives. The building is now us…
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Museum of Wooden Artefacts & Stone Carving

The İnce Minare Medresesi (Seminary of the Slender Minaret), now the Museum of Wooden Artefacts & Stone Carving, was built in 1264 for Seljuk vizier Sahip Ata. Inside, many of the carvings feature motifs similar…
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Ethnographic Museum

The little-visited Ethnographic Museum has a good collection of Ottoman craftwork although some of the exhibits do look a little dusty and unloved.