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Karatay Medresesi Museum, Konya

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Karatay Madrasa is a madrasa (a school with a frequently but not absolutely religious focus) built in Konya, Turkey, in 1251 by the Emir of the city Celaleddin Karatay, serving the Seljuk sultan.Since 1955, the place serves as a museum where Seljuk tiles are united, while artifacts in stone or in wood are on display in Ince Minaret Madrasa, also in Konya. The collection of Karatay Museum was particularly enriched by the finds collected as of the 1970s in Kubadabad Palace royal summer residence on Lake Beyşehir shore, at eighty miles from Konya to the west.A caravanserai, also built by Celaleddin Karatay in the outskirts of Konya, carries his name too.
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  • 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 o...  more »
  • I like Iznik Tiles. When I visited Karatay Museum, I recognized that Konya has the oldest samples of tiles.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • It is an amazing former education facility, today serves as a museum of ceramics. You can find the most exquisite forms of Turkish ceramics from 13th to 19th centuries. A must visit in the middle of the city.
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  • Madrasah exterior wall and began the destruction in the area need to be protected technically urgently.
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  • A historic place like no other. A separate in terms of art history, worth checking out.
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  • The historic buildings of Konya. Also definitely worth a visit is one place that you should.
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The religious and conservative city of Konya can accommodate all walks of life. You'll find a handful of hostels and guesthouses for the budget-conscious traveler, all within the city core and at walking distance from the city's biggest attraction, the mausoleum. If you want something a bit more upscale, look to the four- and five-star hotels, which are also within close proximity to the attractions. Because of the focus on the religious site, inns and restaurants rarely serve alcohol here. If this presents a problem, look for the few international chain hotels which are more geared toward the foreign traveler--these tend to feature a full bar offering.
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