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Kara means strong and Tay means companion

When you go there make sure you have your earphones playing "A sky full of stars" by Coldplay... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
University of the past

Visiting this museum you can imagine in what atmosphere the students of old times got their... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Natalia P
Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

When you go there make sure you have your earphones playing "A sky full of stars" by Coldplay. Just a suggestion nobody forces you to do so, but if you pay attention to this humble suggestion then please do the same for the second one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FethiyeSevinAlkan
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

The main entrance is under restoration. It is a smallish Madressa from Seljuk times which now houses a museum of Seljuk tile work. Included in the Museum Card

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Visiting this museum you can imagine in what atmosphere the students of old times got their education. Of course not much is left. Only stones can live a long life and show us the beauty of old time. But here in Medrese you can enjoy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Natalia P
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

It’s a tile art museum. The tiles are remarkable blue with detailed paintings on each tiles. There’s many information about the tiles, and display lots of tiles.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Christineshulin
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

I loved this museum: the dome is magnificent and the artefacts inside are one most attractive then the other and you would not believe your eyes! Again a school of the Seljuk period and in the first room on the left when you arrive there...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Travelaround59
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Beautiful, elaborate tiles extend from side of walls all the way to the dome, very impressive. The museum also has a great collection of tiles from a royal family, as well as information on the life of a tile making master. Very interesting.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Sundaisun
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

I like Iznik Tiles. When I visited Karatay Museum, I recognized that Konya has the oldest samples of tiles.

Date of experience: November 2016
Reviewed November 25, 2016

The Karatay or Tile Museum is in an old Seljuk religious school (medrese) located on the ring road around Aladdin's Hill. It is a beautiful old building and wonderful tile are on display and also part of the building has tilework. The displays are easy...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Helena B
Reviewed November 6, 2016

It is well shown an example of medrese . Also the potteryof old times are on show. Which gives an rememberance of those years. You can visit in fifteen minutes and have an idea.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank tunc o
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Interesting school because on the tiled wall you can read that the main prophets are Moses, David, Christ and Mohamed!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jean-PierreDK
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