Hafsa Sultan Complex – Manisa

Hafsa Sultan Complex also known as Ayse Hafsa Sultan Mosque and Convent Complex, Sultan Mosque, . The religious complex was built in 1522 by Ayse Hafsa Sultan, wife of Sultan Selim I (reg. 1512-1520). It contains of a mosque, madrasa, hospice, elementary school, double bath and hospital.

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Sircali Medrese – Konya

Sircali Medrese also known as Sirçali Camii, Sirçali Medrese, Sirçali Mosque, Sirçali Madrasa, Muslihiye Medresesi, Sircali Medrese.  The Sirçali Madrasa, designed by Muhammad of Tus (Osman ibn Mehmet), is a two-story building centered around an open courtyard. The entrance is through a wide, decorated stone portal set in an otherwise plain exterior wall. As one…

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Sahip Ata Kulliyesi – Konya

Sahip Ata Kulliyesi also known as Sahib Ata Complex, Sahip Ata Külliyesi, Larende Camii, Sahib Ata Kulliyesi. This complex was built in 1258 by Vizier Sahip Ata and designed by Abdulla b. Kelük. It is the oldest surviving Seljuk wooden pillar mosque in Turkey, and only the portal, the mihrab and some tile mosaics remain….

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Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi Turbesi and Dergahi – Konya

Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi Türbesi ve Dergahi also known as Mevlana Müzesi, Mevlana Museum, Mausoleum and Takiyya Complex of Mawlana Jalal al-Din al-Rumi, Complex of Maulana Jalal ad-din ar-Rumi, Rumi, Kubbe-i Hadra, Qubba-i Hadra, Green Dome, Yesil Kubbe, Mevlana Tekkesi, Konya Mevlevi Zaviyesi, .  The green-domed mausoleum of Sufi mystic and poet Jalal al-Din Mohammad al-Rumi…

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Ince Minareli Medrese – Konya

Ince Minareli Medrese also known as Ince Minareli Madrasa, , Ince Minare Madrasa. The Ince Minareli Madrasa takes its name from what was once its extremely tall minaret, currently reduced to only the lower portion. Much of the minaret collapsed in the early twentieth century. The lowermost portion of the minaret is square and built…

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Buyuk Karatay Medresesi – Konya

Buyuk Karatay Medresesi also known as Karatay Madrasa, Karatay Medresesi, Büyük Karatay Medrese. The Karatay Madrasa, built in 1251, is adjacent to the citadel. Its portal displays alternating stones of light and dark, a hallmark of Syrian influence, and in this case a copy of the portal of the nearby Alaeddin Mosque. The entrance is…

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Alaeddin Kiosk – Konya

Alaeddin Kiosk also known as Selçuk Kasri, Seljuk Kiosk, Selçuk Kiosk, Alaeddin Köskü.  The Alaeddin Kiosk was once a palace of the sultans on Konya’s citadel. Already mostly destroyed when it was first recorded by archaeological travelers in the nineteenth century, it was ruined further by an earthquake in 1906. Today one tower remains, and…

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Cifte Medrese – Kayseri

Cifte medrese also known as Çifte Minare Medrese, Çifte Medrasa, Giyasiye Madrasa, Sifaiye Madrasa, Gevher Nesibe Darüssifasi ve Tip Medresesi, Çifte-Minare-Medrese, Çifte Minare Medrese. The Çifte Madrasa is so named because it consists of two adjacent four-iwan buildings oriented north-south. The one to the east was founded as a medical school by Sultan Giyaseddin Keyhüsrev…

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Sultan Han – Kayseri

Sultan Han also known as Sultan Han near Kayseri, Sultanhani, Sultan Hani, Sultan Hanı, Tuzhisar Sultan Han, Palaz Palas Sultan Han, Büyük Kervansarayi.  The Sultanhani outside of Kayseri was commissioned in 1232 by Alaeddin Keykubad I. It is the second largest Seljuk caravanserai in Turkey, encompassing 3,900 square meters. As a fortified way station along…

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Kosk Madrese and Turbe – Kayseri

Kosk madrese and türbe also known as Köşk Medrese ve Eretna Ailesi, Kosk Madrese, Kösk Madrasa and Tomb, Kösk Medrese and Türbe, Tomb of the Eretnids. The Kösk Madrasa is a madrasa in name only. It was built by Emir Eretna Alaeddin (1336-1352) in 1339 as a tomb for his wife Suli Pasa. Situated on…

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