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1. Mevlana Museum

Mevlana Museum

12 km
from city center
1 out of 15
Things To Do in Konya

The Mevlana Museum is also popularly known as Mevlana Mausoleum or the Mevlana Cultural Center. The museum is dedicated to the 13th-century Sufi mystic and poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, also known as Mevlana or Rumi. Situated in the former dervish convent (tekke) where Rumi and his family lived and worked, it contains a collection of artefacts, manuscripts, and other items related to Rumi and the Mevlevi Order of Sufism.

2. Whirling Dervish Ceremony Konya

Whirling Dervish Ceremony Konya
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2 out of 15
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The Whirling Dervish Ceremony, also known as the Sema ceremony, is a ritual performance held at the Mevlana Cultural Center in Konya, Turkey. The ceremony involves the whirling of the dervishes, who wear long white robes and tall conical hats, as they recite prayers and meditate on the divine. The ceremony is a spiritual and cultural tradition associated with Rumi and the Mevlevi Order and is considered a powerful expression of devotion and unity.

3. Karatay Madrasa

Karatay Madrasa

11 km
from city center
3 out of 15
Things To Do in Konya

Constructed in the 13th century by the Seljuk sultan Allauddin Qayqubad as an Islamic school, Karatay Medresesi functioned as a madrasa until 1955. Today, it is a museum and cultural centre that houses a collection of ceramics, manuscripts, and other artefacts related to the Seljuk period making it a popular tourist destination in Turkey.

4. Aziziye Mosque

Aziziye Mosque

12 km
from city center
4 out of 15
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The Aziziye Mosque is a historic mosque named after Sultan Abdulaziz, who ordered its construction in the 19th century. The mosque is known for its distinctive architecture, which combines elements of traditional Ottoman and modern European styles. It is open to visitors during non-prayer times, and guided tours are also available.

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5. Selimiye Mosque

Selimiye Mosque

12 km
from city center
5 out of 15
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Constructed in the 16th century, the Selimiye Mosque is a historic mosque situated in Edirne, Turkey. It is a masterpiece of Sinan and one of the highest achievements of Islamic and Ottoman architecture. The mosque is known for its large central dome, four minarets, intricate interior decorations, and detailed calligraphy.

6. Alauddin Kayqubad Mosque

Alauddin Kayqubad Mosque

11 km
from city center
6 out of 15
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Alauddin Kayqubad Mosque is one of the largest and most important mosques in the Anatolian Seljuk State in Eastern Turkey. Also known as Kayqubad Mosque, it is known for its unique architectural style, which combines elements of traditional Islamic architecture with Seljuk and Byzantine influences. The mosque features a large central dome, four smaller domes, and numerous arches and columns.

7. Alaaddin Hill Park

Alaaddin Hill Park
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11 km
from city center
7 out of 15
Things To Do in Konya

Alaaddin Hill is a hill and park located in the center of the city of Konya. Named after the Seljuk sultan Alaaddin Keykubat I, who ruled the region in the 13th century, it is an abode to several historical and cultural attractions, including the Alaaddin Mosque. The park also features many walking trails and picnic areas, along with some restaurants and cafes and has panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside.

8. Konya Archaeological Museum

Konya Archaeological Museum

11 km
from city center
8 out of 15
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The Konya Archaeological Museum houses a diverse collection of ancient artifacts and works of art dating back to the Neolithic period. The museum's exhibits showcase the rich history of Konya and the surrounding regions. Visitors can learn about the daily lives of the people who lived in the region centuries ago, as well as the cultural and religious practices of the time. It also features a beautiful garden with traditional Turkish architecture and a peaceful atmosphere.

9. Day Trip to Catalhoyuk

Day Trip to Catalhoyuk
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47 km
from city center
9 out of 15
Things To Do in Konya

Çatalhöyük is an ancient settlement considered one of the most well-preserved Neolithic sites in the world. Its history dates back to the 7th millennium BC; it was occupied for about 1500 years and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The settlement was built on a flat plain and consisted of numerous houses in series and buildings constructed using mud bricks.

10. Sille

Sille
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7 km
from city center
10 out of 15
Things To Do in Konya

Sille is a small town located in the central region of the country. It is known for its historical and cultural heritage and several landmarks and attractions, including the Sille Mosque, the Sille Church, and the Sille Madrasa. Known for its traditional Turkish baths/hammams and local handicrafts, including pottery, carpets, and textiles, this town is a great place to experience the beauty and culture of rural Turkey

11. Kyoto Japanese Park

Kyoto Japanese Park
4.2 /5

17 km
from city center
11 out of 15
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The Konya Kyoto Japanese Park, also known as the Japon Park by the locals, was built as a kind gesture for the Japanese people. The park amply reflects the Japanese love of nature. The building, the gardens, the ponds every inch of the park is orchestrated with utmost care. It is a haven for all those looking to relax and enjoy tranquillity amid this remarkable Japanese design. 

12. Around the World in 80 Thousand Park

Around the World in 80 Thousand Park
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7 km
from city center
12 out of 15
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Around the World in 80 thousand Park is a theme park in Konya. It is the first park in the country where three sections coexist- the mobile presence of prehistoric creatures, the miniature world, and the park with fairy tale heroes. These parks are named T-Rex Park, Cotton Candy Park, and Cihan-I Turk Park, respectively. The T-rex park houses 50 dinosaur models, including movable and audible ones.

13. Konya Science Center

Konya Science Center
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20 km
from city center
13 out of 15
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Spread across 25,000 square feet, the Konya Science Center is a museum and an educational facility designed to promote science literacy. It features a variety of interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities related to various scientific disciplines, including physics, biology, chemistry, and astronomy.

14. Karaaslan Hadimi Park

Karaaslan Hadimi Park
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15 km
from city center
14 out of 15
Things To Do in Konya

Karaaslan Hadimi Park has a vast green space, ponds, pools, and numerous orchards stretched across 15 thousand square meters, making it an ideal spot to visit in the summer. The park also houses amusement parks and children's parks along with sports areas such as basketball, a football field, and a tennis court.

15. Stone Works Museum of Fine Minaret

Stone Works Museum of Fine Minaret

11 km
from city center
15 out of 15
Things To Do in Konya

The Stone works museum of Fine Minaret is housed in a 13th century Madrasa called Ince Minareli Madrasa. Located in Konya, it is an ideal example of Anatolian Seljuk architecture and is known for its domed courtyard, bricked minaret and ornate entrance. The artwork of the museum mostly consists of wood and stone artifacts from the Seljuk period.

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