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Selimiye Mosque

Address: Mevlana Cad. Mevlana, Karatay, Konya, Turkey
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Ranked #18 of 23 Attractions in Konya
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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520 reviews 520 reviews
264 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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73 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
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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