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Selimiye Mosque

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Address: Mevlana Cad. Mevlana, Karatay, Konya, Turkey
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EXTERNALLY PLEASING

The location of Selimiye Mosque adjacent to the Mevlana Museum on this pleasant open square is most attractive. Gentle colour and structure is fairly simple and makes it visually... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The location of Selimiye Mosque adjacent to the Mevlana Museum on this pleasant open square is most attractive. Gentle colour and structure is fairly simple and makes it visually pleasing externally. Unfortunately there was restoration work going on so sheets over quite a section to the rear of the mosque but this made no difference to the women WOMEN HAVE... More 

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Bear Lake, Michigan
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

While sitting in the plaza in front of this mosque, be sure to be available and listen to the call for prayer. It's the loudest and most resonant in Konya and will amaze those with sensitivity to its meaning.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Selimiye Mosque, also known as Sultan Selim II Mosque, is a major attraction in beautiful Konya. Built in traditional otoman style, full of mosaics and old tiles, the Mosque is next to Mevlana Museum and can be reached easily. Dont't miss it while visiting Konya, the whirling dervixes homeland.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Selimiye Mosque , located next to Mawlana Mausoleum, commissioned by son of Suleyman, II.Selim, then the Governor of Konya Region is a rare example for classical period Ottoman architecture for the region. Though the area is under reconstruction, it still worth to visit. You'll like it anyway.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Come here if you like medieval architecture, mosaic and calmness. It's close to Mevlana Museum and can be easily reached in 2-3 minutes. Follow the rules for visitors: it's not allowed to take photos inside the mosque during the prayer, and you have to leave your shoes outside or put them on the shelf inside. Accessories for women such as... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Selimiye Mosque , located next to Mawlana Mausoleum, commissioned by son of Suleyman, II.Selim, then the Governor of Konya Region is a rare example for classical period Ottoman architecture for the region. The construction of the mosque started in 1558 and finished in 1576 after Selim became Sultan. The architect of the mosque is believed to be the infamous Mimar... More 

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