Special Konya Guide

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Konya is one of the indispensable addresses of cultural tours, based on the oldest history in Anatolian cities. Many civilizations embrace the city, centuries-old historical monuments, inns, shrines and madrasas can be seen. When you come to Konya, you can experience this historical atmosphere to the fullest by taking a journey towards past periods. Konya, the land of hearts, also meets the wishes of nature hearts as well as its mystical atmosphere with its hot springs, green areas and lakes.

Alaaddin Hill

Alaaddin Hill is located in Karatay which is one of the central districts of our province. The hill is 450 x 350 meters tall and 20 meters high. It is one of the settlements between the prehistoric and historical periods.

The excavations carried out by the Turkish Historical Society in 1941 revealed that the first settlement on the hill started in the Early Bronze Age in 3000 BC. After this period, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods continued to be used as a settlement. Today, besides its historical value, it is a promenade place. Alaaddin Mosque, one of the oldest Seljuk monuments, is located on the hill.

Alaaddin Mosque

Alaaddin Mosque is one of the oldest Seljuk works and was built on Alaaddin Hill. Seljuk Sultan Rükneddin Mesud (1116-1156) began to be built in time and was completed during the time of Alaaddin Keykubad I. (1221). The tombs of Mesud I, Kılıç Arslan, Rükneddin Süleyman, I.Gıyâseddin Keyhüsrev, I.Aladdin Keykubad, II.Gıyâseddin Keyhüsrev, IV.Kılıç Arslan and III.Gıyâseddin Keyhüsrev are located in the courtyard of the mosque. It is written that Sultan Alâeddin Keykubat, one of the four-line inscription on the gate to the north, was built near the Seljuk Palace.

Museum of Mevlana

Mevlana Museum is a museum which has been operating since 1926 in the building complex in Konya which was formerly the dervish lodge of Mevlana. It is also known as the “Mevlana Tomb".

The tomb of Mevlana called the Green Dome was built on four elephant pillars (thick pillars). Since then, construction activities have never been completed and continued with additions until the end of the 19th century. The fact that some of the Ottoman sultans belonged to the Mevlevi order provided a special attention to the tomb and protected it well.

While the museum area is 6.500 m² with its garden, the area has been expropriated and reached 18.000 m² with the sections organized as the Rose Garden.

Şems-i Tebrizi Mosque and Tomb

Şems-i Tebriz-i Mosque and Tomb is an important building that should be visited in Konya.

The mosque bearing the name of Şems-i Tebriz-i, the teacher of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, and his tomb right next to it are the most visited places after the Mevlana Tomb.

War of Independence Cemetery

It is 800 meters from Mevlana Museum. As it is known, Konya has killed nearly 7000 martyrs in the battle of Çanakkale and has defended his homeland. Here are models of Konya, reflecting the life of the people after the war of liberation, wall paintings, the War of Independence and many traces of Konya.

Karatay Madrasa

 The Karatay madrasah built by Celaleddin Karatay, one of the Anatolian Seljuk viziers in H. 652 / M.1251, is to the north of the Alaaddin Hill. Madrasah is one of the important educational institutions built in Konya during the Anatolian Seljuk period.

Ince Minaret Museum

The Madrasa, which dates back to the 13th century, was transformed into a museum in 1956 that exhibited stone and wood works from the Seljuk period. Seljuk Sultan Izzettin Keykavus II. Madrasah, built by Vizier Sahin Ata Fahrettin Ali during the reign of Islam, was a school that conveyed Islamic teachings and Sufism philosophy to the students.

Sircali Madrasa

 Sırçalı Madrasah is one of the important madrasahs of Anatolia in Konya. It is a two-story madrasah with an open courtyard, two iwans. II. It was built during the reign of Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev. Cut stone and rubble were used. It was used as a madrasah until 1924.

Tropical Butterfly Garden

Europe's largest, Konya, Turkey's first tropical butterfly garden, butterfly garden is an ideal place for those who want to live a different experience in Konya. The valley, which is the flight area of more than 15 butterflies, also hosts more than 80 plants and insect species.

Village of Sille

Sille is an ancient Greek town, 8 km north-west of the Selçuklu district of Konya. The current administrative situation is in the neighborhood. The Greek mentioned here has a Roman meaning and is the settlement where the Orthodox Karamanians lived before the exchange. Archaeological data indicate that the settlement was founded 6000 years ago. There are various explanations about the origin of the name. The first is from the Greek mythology Silen (Silene). Silenos is also a statement that is accepted as being derived from the word boiling, boiling and bubbling water.
Many small churches carved into soft volcanic rocks, Ottoman tombstones and the church of Aya Elena, which has survived until today, can be visited in the village. The church was built by Helena, the mother of Constantine, the first Christian Byzantine emperor, in the name of Michael Archangelos. It was built in 371.

 Although its original structure has been damaged in recent years, today the village and its surrounding area is considered as a protected area.

Çatalhöyük

Çatalhöyük is a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlement in Central Anatolia, which was settled 9000 years ago. It consists of two mounds side by side in the east and west directions.
Çatalhöyük is located in Çumra district and is 41 km away from the city center.

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