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Karatay Medresesi Museum

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Address: Alaaddin Meydani, Konya, Turkey

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Jaw-dropping dome

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... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

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.

1 Thank Sundaisun
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I like Iznik Tiles. When I visited Karatay Museum, I recognized that Konya has the oldest samples of tiles.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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... More 

1 Thank Helena B
Ankara Province, Turkey
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

It is well shown an example of medrese . Also the potteryof old times are on show. Which gives an rememberance of those years. You can visit in fifteen minutes and have an idea.

Thank tunc o
Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Interesting school because on the tiled wall you can read that the main prophets are Moses, David, Christ and Mohamed!

Thank Jean-PierreDK
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank Adelalzayed
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 December 2014

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... More 

2 Thank matthiashess
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2014

When staying in Konya it's worth visiting all the small museums (at 6TL entry they're very reasonable). This museum is housed in a beautiful 13th century seminary, and although the display of tiles is small, they are worth seeing. The entrance portal is impressive, the colour of the dome interior wonderful, and the visit won't take more than an hour.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is a beautifully restored ancient Selcuk building with a fascinating collection of ceramics and artefacts form a Selcuk place. It is a calm and beautiful place in which to be. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and we were especially pleased and privileged to have Yunnus sing us a Sufi mystical song.

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Bowie, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

This museum basically consists of one medium room with three small ones on the side. If you are in Konya, it's worth seeing - the inside of the structure has some really cool tile. However, I would not go out of my way to visit unless I was already in the city.

Thank SkyKing23

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