Karatay Medresesi Museum
Karatay Medresesi Museum
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,597 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The place was built and functioned as a madrassa until 1955. Nowadays it is a museum hosting mainly some tiles and pottery from the Seljuk times. It's a nice building, nice Seljuk architecture but, in my opinion, not much of a museum...
Perhaps worth a short visit.
Written October 17, 2022
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Behnaz-R
Tehran, Iran21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
If you are interested in antic objects, this is the place you should visit in Konya but don't expect visiting a huge or sophisticated museum. This in a simple and little but worth-visiting museum.
Written April 7, 2019
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FethiyeSevinAlkan
Istanbul, Türkiye25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
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 : Meditate under the dome with the music in your ears. The dome may be
one of the most beautiful domes mankind ever created. Yes, it is full of stars and there is an opening right
at the center and a pool just just under this hole. Meditation will help you visualize the reflection of the stars
on the pool entering through this hole. It may also help to comprehend the vision of the man who created this
medrese. On the main entrance, there is a hadith hidden in kufic writing " es sual'u nısf-ul-ilm" which says "knowing
to question is half of the science". This wise emir, named Celaleddin Karatay lies in his tomb in a cell on the southeastern
part of the medrese and on the wall of this cell there is a tile panel not older than 70-80 years which seems to be built for
some commercial purposes. Why is it there? Nobody knows. Perhaps Celaleddin Karatay would not mind it as we do now.
Kara means powerful, strong and Tay means companion.
No need to say, it is a must to go to Karatay Medresesi if you happen to be in Konya, rather, it is by itself can be the reason
to go to Konya
Written October 15, 2018
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Adelalzayed
Sale, Morocco149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
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
Written August 8, 2016
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matthiashess
New York City, NY223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
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 underground.
Written December 24, 2014
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656JB
Elmira, NY31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
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 tile work from the Seljuk period, and also features and nicely describes some of the nearby archaeological sites. For an entrance of fee of just 3 Liras, his museum a site not to be missed!
Written May 10, 2013
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newflyer
Bridgeport, CT1,223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
We did not have a great deal of time to spend here but looking at the ancient tiles was well worth a trip.
Written March 24, 2019
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Christineshulin
Kaohsiung, Taiwan215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
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.
Written January 26, 2018
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Sundaisun
San Francisco, CA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
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.
Written November 30, 2016
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Helena B
Cape Town Central, South Africa451 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
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 to follow and most of the inscriptions are in Turkish. Gives a good insight into the history of the area. You can walk from the Mevlana complex long Mevlana Street or take a minibus. Entrance was 5 TL.
Written November 26, 2016
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