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Address: Alaaddin Meydani, Konya, Turkey

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If you are in Konya and have the time do not miss visiting this museum it is a short walk from Mawlana museum. It is a small but informative and the and the tickets are very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Konya and have the time do not miss visiting this museum it is a short walk from Mawlana museum. It is a small but informative and the and the tickets are very reasonable

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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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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 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Istanbul, Turkey
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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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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 

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Durban, South Africa
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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.

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