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Places to See in Konya


Mevlana Tomb is located in Karatay district of Konya. While the location of the “Mevlana Lodge”, which operates as a museum today, is the “Rose Garden of the Seljuk Palace”, the garden was gifted to Mevlana's father “Bahaeddin Veled” by “Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad”. When "Bahaeddin Veled" died in 1231, he was buried in his current place in the tomb. This is the first burial in the rose garden.


İnce Minareli Madrasa is located in Selçuklu district of Konya. It was built in 1254 to teach the science of hadith under the priority of Seljuk Vizier Ata Fahreddin Ali. Its architect is Keluk son of Abdullah. On the crown gate, which is one of the important masterpieces of Seljuk stonemasonry, there are the Yasin and Conquest surahs inscribed with the Seljuk slug along with embossed geometric and herbal decorations. The interior of the building consists of three cells, the courtyard, the classroom and the student cells.


Karatay Madrasa is located in Selçuklu district of Konya. Karatay Madrasa Sultan II. It was built by Emir Celaleddin Karatay in 1251 during the reign of Izzeddin Keykavus. It is not known who the architect was built. The madrasah, which was also used during the Ottoman period, was abandoned at the end of the 19th century. Karatay Madrasah, which has an important place in tile workmanship for the Anatolian Seljuk period, was opened to visitors in 1955 as a 'tile works museum'.


Sille  8 km. It is located in the northwest. According to the information obtained in many studies conducted here, BC. 8-7. Remains of the 17th century Phrygian civilization were found. It is understood from the stone works of ancient architecture found in the city that Sille, which was known as Sylata or Sylla in the ancient period, underwent a change in the Roman period. As a result of the researches, it is thought that the city was mentioned as a stopping point near Konya on the King's road going from Ephesus to the east in this period.


It is located next to the Mevlana Museum. II. Its construction started in 1558 during Sultan Selim's visit to the governorship of Konya and was completed in 1567. It is one of the most beautiful architectures of classical Ottoman architecture in Konya. It is likened to Fatih Mosque in Istanbul in terms of plan. The space, covered with a central dome, was expanded from one direction with a half-dome. The interior of the mosque, which has a seven-domed narthex and two minarets, was designed with hand-drawn work.


Yerköprü Waterfall is a famous waterfall located on the Göksu River in Hadim District of Konya, 110 kilometers from the center of Konya. Yer Bridge Waterfall has a magnificent beauty that will impress everyone with its unique natural beauty. Especially in summer, it is the ideal season to visit this waterfall. In this season, especially when the flowers of many trees are added to the magnificent color feast of oleanders, the waterfall becomes a natural wonder.


The Ancient City of Kilistra is in the Gökyurt Village of Hatunsaray (Lystra) town of Meram district, 45 kilometers south-west of Konya. Kilistra Ancient City is located on the historical King's Road. Lystra, which has strategic importance, is one of the five centers on the southern ends of the Roman Empire, which was made a military colony by Emperor Augustus. In the same period, the majority of the people of Lystra joined the new religion of St. Paulus and Barnabas, who visited Anatolia.


It is located in the Meram district of Konya. The two-storey historical building, built in 1912 on Atatürk Street, was registered in the name of Atatürk on 19 July 1928 as an expression of the gratitude of the people of Konya to Atatürk. The building, which was used as the Governor's Mansion from 1940 to 1963, was opened to visitors on 17 December 1964, known as Atatürk House Culture Museum.


It is located in the Meram district of Konya. The mosque is one of the oldest Seljuk works and was built on Alaaddin Hill. Its reconstruction was started during the reign of Seljuk Sultan Rükneddin Mesud I and this reconstruction was completed during the reign of Alaaddin Keykubad I. In the courtyard of the mosque, there are the tombs of I.Mesud, Kılıç Arslan, II.Rükneddin Süleyman, I.Gıyâseddin Keyhüsrev, I.Alâaddin Keykubad, II.Gıyâseddin Keyhüsrev, IV.Kılıç Arslan and III.Gıyâseddin Keyhüsrev.


Kızören Lake is located within the borders of Karatay district, 70 km northeast of Konya. With a diameter of 228 meters and a depth of 171 meters, 145 meters of the pothole is filled with water. The land where the lake is located is 1,020 meters high.


Karapınar Desert, which is the only desert in our country, is located in the Karapınar district of Konya. Located on the Silk Road, one of the important trade routes throughout history, Karapınar has managed to attract the attention of visitors with its desert and tectonic lakes today. The effect of being the only one in our country has made Karapınar a place frequently visited by not only local but also foreign tourists.


He lived in Konya Akşehir between 1208-1284.
There is the tomb of the Famous Folk Wise Nasreddin Hodja, who lived in Istanbul. In the architecture of the mausoleum, his tomb, which has open sides and a huge lock on the door, is visited by many people. There are 6 columns in the tomb. There is an iron door and a lock between two of these columns. Although it is open on all sides, only one side of it is locked is also related to the humor of Nasreddin Hodja. There are 12 columns outside the tomb and a cone-shaped structure on the top.


Meke Lake, known as the "Evil Eye Bead of the World", is a lake in the Karapınar district of Konya, which became its current state when a maar formed as a result of a volcanic gas explosion filled with water and has islets in the middle.

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