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Yivli Minare


This handsome and distinctive 'fluted' minaret, erected by Seljuk Sultan Aladdin Keykubad I in the early 13th century, is Antalya's symbol. The adjacent mosque (1373) is still in use.

Within the Yivli Minare complex is the excellent Mawlawi Lodge Museum, a touristy craft centre in the restored 13th-century Imaret Medresesi (seminary) and two türbe (tombs), one from the late 14th century and the other from 1502.

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1. Mawlawi Lodge Museum

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Tucked away within the Yivli Minare complex, this fascinating domed structure dates back to 1377 and was beautifully restored in 2018. Its original use is…

2. Tombs

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Just to the west of the Yivli Minare are two türbe (tombs), one from the late 14th century and the other from 1502.

3. Saat Kulesi

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Built under the reign of Sultan Abdül Hamid II (r 1876–1909), Antalya's clock tower marks the Kale Kapısı entrance to Kaleiçi.

4. Kale Kapısı

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This gate into the old town is marked by a square with the old stone Saat Kulesi and statue of Attalus II, the city's founder.

5. Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Camii

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The Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Camii was built by the Beylerbey (Governor of Governors) Tekeli Mehmet Paşa. The building was repaired extensively in 1886 and 1926…

6. Kaleiçi

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Antalya's historic district is a sight in itself and you could happily spend half a day strolling the narrow lanes here while admiring the mix of finely…

7. Atatürk Statue


The broad plaza of Cumhuriyet Meydanı is centred on this statue of Atatürk riding a horse.

8. Antalya Culture & Arts

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This contemporary cultural centre has a lively program of exhibitions covering artists from local heroes to Picasso and Warhol. There's a cafe and small…