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Ince Minare Museum

Address: Hamidiye Mah. Alaaddin Bulv. No:15 Meram Merkez, Meram, Konya, Turkey
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Ranked #12 of 23 Attractions in Konya
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The building is impressive on its own. Look at the photos in the entranceway showing how tall the minaret was before being struck by lightning. The carved stonework around the doorway is amazing, as are the many samples inside. There are beautifully carved wooden doors and furniture as well. The museum is small but spacious and won't take more than... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The doorway was stunning. Look and admire. Take some really good photographs and look at them again when you get home, and again. The interior was well laid out and not too busy.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

another one of a must visit place in Konya. amazing heritage and historical site carved stone. but not many visitor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This museum used to be a religious school building (madrasah). It dates back to 1279 and its name (which can be translated as "slim minaret") derives from the fact that its minaret was very tall and thin when compared with other minarets of the period. Of course, today, only lower section of that minaret remains but it still is very... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

You can't believe your eyes when you see the entrance door. This place was amazing. And I don't know why tripadvisor insisting on 50 characters, I don't want to detail my comments!!!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

A main stop on the Tram and many bus and Dolmus lines - this hill is a park with a stair fountain entry. On weekends it if full of families. The very old mosque is worth the trip and the high view of the city.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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73 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

İnce Minareli Medrese, a university of its time by Alaeddin Hill with it's stone crafted gate, a Seljuck Masterpiece of stone work has to be visited when in Konya. Built in 1264 by an Anatolian Seljuk Grand Vizier Sahib Ata lost top of its minaret at the begining of the 20th century, Functioned as Islamic higher education center ( madrasah)... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Ince Minare is one of Konya's finest and most impressive Seljuk Turkish architectural masterpieces. It is located on the west side of the Alaettin Tepesi hill. It serves as Museum of Wooden Artifacts and Stone Carving. It's grand portal and the finely decorated minaret with famous Seljuk sky-blue tiles are must to see.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Really enjoyed our visit here, but would have liked literature in English. Lovely tilework.

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