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Karatay Medresesi Museum

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Address: Alaaddin Meydani, Konya, Turkey
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Small and beautiful

The tilework and painted items inside are beautiful, as is the main dome overhead. There are some interesting sarcophagi and ancient exposed pipes in the floor. The entire museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The tilework and painted items inside are beautiful, as is the main dome overhead. There are some interesting sarcophagi and ancient exposed pipes in the floor. The entire museum will take less than an hour for the average person to see, and at 5TL it's a bargain. Take a moment to enjoy the garden as well, where there are restrooms... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

When staying in Konya it's worth visiting all the small museums (at 6TL entry they're very reasonable). This museum is housed in a beautiful 13th century seminary, and although the display of tiles is small, they are worth seeing. The entrance portal is impressive, the colour of the dome interior wonderful, and the visit won't take more than an hour.... More 

1 Thank MieleBee
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a beautifully restored ancient Selcuk building with a fascinating collection of ceramics and artefacts form a Selcuk place. It is a calm and beautiful place in which to be. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and we were especially pleased and privileged to have Yunnus sing us a Sufi mystical song.

Thank Johnboy5036
Bowie, Maryland
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60 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This museum basically consists of one medium room with three small ones on the side. If you are in Konya, it's worth seeing - the inside of the structure has some really cool tile. However, I would not go out of my way to visit unless I was already in the city.

Thank SkyKing23
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The tiles make this mosque turned museum. Thousands of individual works of art combine like giant mosaics to form wall and dome covered masterpieces. This is probably the best reason to visit Konya, especially while traveling cross country toward Cappadocia.

Thank samwv
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

some interesting displays of wood and stonework, but not worth the long trip to Konya, would skip this city

Thank Traveller1234321
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

one of the important place to get a idea about Anatolian history. With lots of interesting object you will get info about the ancient stories of the area

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

In architectural terms, this is the most interesting building in Konya. The tile work, dating to the medieval period, is in pretty good condition. It features mainly geometric patterns together with very intricate arabesques and Arabic inscriptions. The interior is also very cool, which is nice if the weather outside is hot. The exhibition cases feature many different examples of... More 

1 Thank J B
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This little museum has some wonderful examples of early Sejuck tiles which we did not see anywhere else in Turkey. Really worth a visit for those.

Thank HelenZA
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This building was established in mid 13th century as a religious school (madrasah) and served as one until end of 19th century and since 1955, it serves as tiles museum. The entrance gate stands as one of the best examples of stone carving craftmanship of Seldjuk period. Tiles exhibited on the walls and ceiling are Persian style and are quite... More 

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