Description

Program

Travel Duration : 8 hours
Service Level : Private Tour
Travel Destinations :   Mevlana Museum, Selimiye Mosque, Tavusbaba Tomb, Karatay Madrasah, Ince Minare
Medrasah, Alaadding Mosque, Butterfly Valley, ancient city: sille


Tour is a daily departure that departs from early in the morning with Konya Airport pick up service.

Mevlana Museum is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi.
It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes.You will visit all
available section in Mevlana Museum such as Matbah (Kitchen), tombs, Tilavet Chamber (Quran Reading And
Chanting), Semâ-Hâne (Ritual Hall).
Selimiye Mosque is mosque was commissioned by, and named for, Sultan Selim II (1566-74) in the Ottoman style.
Construction began in 1558 when Selim was still a prince and was completed shortly after he became sultan, in 1567.
Tavusbaba Tomb is belongs to Seyh Tavus Mehmet El Hindi, a Seljuk Period holy man (Sufi saint) near the Meram
area.
Karatay Madrasah was usually founded and maintained by the sultan, princes and other nobles as well as the Wakf,
who could afford to meet the expenses needed for free education to students. The Madrassa continued to be one of
the main venues of education in the Muslim World under the Ottoman Caliphate until 1924 when Ataturks’ law of 16
March 1924 abolished it in favour of modern schools and universities.
Ince Minaret Medrasah which dates from the 13th century. Originally a medrasa, an islamic school, it is now a
museum of wood and stone carving. It is named for its elegant tiled minaret. The minaret was originally much taller
than the section that survives today, and had an unusually slender appearance in comparison to the minarets of other
contemporary Seljuk mosques, hence the name of the structure.
Alaaddin Mosque which was built up at the hill is still surviving intact with its impressive beauty. The construction of
the oldest and the biggest mosque of the period of Anatolia Seljuk in Konya was begun in the time of Seljuk Sultan
Rukneddin Mesut I (1116-1156), was continued at the time of Kılıçarslan II, and was complated in 1221, during the
time of Alaaddin Keykubat.