Daily Konya Tour from Cappadocia is perfect option to visit Konya and Mevlana Museum in one day. If you are interest in sufism and would like to understand the history of sufism and visit the Mevlana Museum, you can join our private day trip to Konya from Cappadocia. You can also check our other related tours departure from Cappadocia.
Meet at the hotel at 08:30 and then set off toward Konya along the ancient Silk Road, visiting the 13 th century Sultanhan Caravanserai en route. Arrive in Konya and visit Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide famous mystic figure. Time for lunch. Afterwards, visit the Ottoman Sultan Selim Mosque and 1000-year old Alaaddin Mosque, located on the prehistoric tumulus on Alaaddin Hill. Then proceed to Thin Minaret Mosque before heading back to Cappadocia.
Selimiye Mosque : The Selimiye Mosque (Selimiye Camii) is located next door to the famous Mevlana Museum in Konya.The mosque was commissioned by, and named for, Sultan Selim II (1566-74) in the Ottoman style. Construction began in 1558 when Selim was still a prince and was completed shortly after he became sultan, in 1567.
Like the Ottoman mosques of Istanbul, the Selimiye Camii is roofed with a large dome surrounded by semi-domes and sumptuously decorated inside. One interesting feature of the interior is the spire of the minbar (pulpit), which closely resembles the Green Dome of the Mevlana Museum.
Alaeddin Mosque: The Alaeddin Mosque (also spelled Alaettin) is the largest and oldest mosque in Konya, constructed by the Seljuk Sultan of Rum in 1221. It lies on Alaettin Hill, the site of Konya’s original acropolis. The Alaeddin Mosque has some interesting architectural features, such as columns of different sizes and decorations incorporated from different periods. The interior includes a tomb chamber with the sarcophagi of a dozen Seljuk sultans.
Thin Minaret Mosque : Ince Minareli Medrese (literally Slender Minaret Medrese) is a 13th-century medrese (Islamic school) located in Konya, Turkey, now housing the Museum of Stone and Wood Art.
Built between 1258-1279 by the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate vizier Sâhib Ata Fahreddin Ali who later founded the Anatolian beylik ofSâhib Ata. The minaret was originally much taller than the section that survives today, and had an unusually slender appearance in comparison to the minarets of other contemporary Seljuk mosques, hence the name of the structure.
The building has a highly ornamented stone façade which includes relief work of scripts, geometric patterning and vertical ribbon-like lines. The entrance is surrounded by a band of elegant Thuluth, depicting Sura 36 and Sura 110.
The minaret was damaged by lightning in 1901, and was restored in 1956.
The building now houses a museum of stone and wooden objects dating from the Seljuk and Ottoman periods.
After last stop the tour ends at around 17:30-18:00 and we will drive you back to Cappadocia for dropping you to the hotel.
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