City Information of Konya, Turkey
Konya is the largest city in the area of Turkey. Konya is identified with Mevlânâ Celâleddîn-i Rûmî and it is very important in terms of history. Historic venues outside, which is one of the economically developed city in Turkey's Konya, Turkey is also of great importance for tourism with its natural wealth. Catalhoyuk is one of the oldest settlements in the world. Catalhoyuk has taken The UNESCO World Heritage List such as Letoon Ancient City, Nemrud Mountain, Truva Antique City, Cumalikizik Village, Hattusa Ancient City, Pamukkale(Turkey), Pergamum Ancient City, Ephesus Ancient City and Cappadocia. This is an inspiration for the history of Konya. This historic city was the capital of Anatolian Seljuks and Karamanogullari. This legendary city hosts thousands of local and foreign tourists every year with its thousands of years of history and natural beauty. The Mevlana Museum (Kubbe-i Hadrâ), which is located in the symbols of Konya, is one of the most visited places of Konya.
Traveling Places in Konya, Turkey
Mevlana Museum: It was used as a garden belonging to the palace in the Seljuk period, which was used as a museum and hosted by its visitors. It was presented to Sultanü'l Ulema Bahaeddin Veled, the father of Mevlana by Sultan Alâeddin Keykubat. When Bahaeddin Veled (Sultan Ulema) passed away, he was buried here. After Bahaeddin Veled (Sultan Ulema) 's death in 1231, his beloved people wanted to have his name, but; Mevlânâ Celâleddîn-i Rûmî rejected the demands of his beloved ones by saying, “Would there be a better tomb than Sky’s Tomb?” And after the death of Mevlânâ Celâleddîn-i Rûmî (17 December 1273), his son Sultan Veled gave approval to his lovers. Kubbe-i Hadra was built by architect Tabrizli Bedreddin, the most famous historical site of Konya, also known as the Green Tomb, the construction activities have never been completed since then, until the end of the 19th century. After 1954, the name of the museum was changed as Mevlana Museum. This unique work of Konya's history is very important in the belief of Islam. This historical place where thousands of people from all over the world flock to the list of places to visit in Konya. Also Turkey's most important tourist attractions first place. A great historical venue where you can never return without seeing it.
Semsi-i Tebrizi Mosque and Tomb: Although it is not known by whom, it is located in Şems Park which is dedicated to Şemsi-i Tebrizi which is the friend of Mevlana. Places to see in Konya are:
Karatay Museum: It is known that during the reign of Sultan 2. Izzeddin Keykavus, it was built in 649 Hijri (1251 BC). Opened in 1955 as a "Museum of Tile Works", this work sheds light on the Anatolian Seljuk Period. Konya is a historical place to visit among the places to visit.
Museum of Grave Monuments (Sicali Madrasah): It was commissioned by Bedreddin Muslih in 1242 and it was opened to visitors in 1960 as the Tomb Monuments Museum. This work that you can get to your list of historical winds of Konya will add color to your tour.
Aksehir Archaeological Museum: Hittite, Phrygian, Lydian, Roman and Byzantine period historical monuments exhibited this museum is a good option for a trip to Konya.
Ataturk Museum: This work, which is now used as the Atatürk Museum, served as the headquarters of the Stargate Command during the War of Independence. It will be a good example for the historical places of Konya Turkey.
Archaeological Museum: In the museum, you can find the city's Neolithic, Old Bronze, Middle Bronze (Assyrian trade colonies), Iron (Phrygian, Urartian), Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
Ethnography Museum: This museum, where ethnographic artifacts belonging to Konya and its vicinity, are exhibited, carpets and rugs from the Konya region are also exhibited. Konya could be an interesting experience for your visit.
Eregli Museum: It is a museum where ethnographic and archaeological works are exhibited together. You can find works of Turkish Islamic Art, Ethnography, Hittite, Phrygian, Greek, Roman and Byzantine times. In addition, you can visit the Museum of Stone and Wood Works in Konya Museums and Koyunoglu Museum and Library which is accepted as the example of Konya House.
Historical Mosques of Konya: Konya, which has hosted many Muslim states, has many historical mosques especially belonging to Anatolian Seljuk State. You can visit İplikçi Mosque, Alaeddin Mosque, Sahip Ata Mosque and Complex, Sadrettin Konevi Mosque and Mausoleum.
Konya Hanlar and Baths: You can put to your list of historical places in Konya and also especially to the period of Anatolian Seljuk State, Horozlu Han, Zazadin Han, Obruk Khan, Kizilviran Han, Sultan Bath, Middle Bath, Meran Hammam, Court Bath, Meydan Bath are among the historical places that can be seen.
Ruins of Konya, Turkey
Ivriz Rock Monument: It was built by Var-pa-la-waş and Turkey's most important cultural monuments were inherited from Tuvana Kingdom. There are reliefs dating back to 800 BC.
Sille (Siyata): An important center of Christianity, Sille is 8 km from Konya. The first monasteries in the world, Hagios (Ak Monastery), Khariton (St.Chariton) by the monks, the rocks were carved.
Catalhoyuk: It is located 10 km away from Çumra District of Konya. Since it is in the form of a hill with two hill flats at different heights, it has received the title of cutlery. Catalhoyuk was discovered by J.Mellart in 1958 and excavated in 1961-1963 and 1965. As a result of these excavations, It was understood that it dates back to 5500 years. This Catalhoyuk, which sheds light on the history of humanity, is of great importance with the original finds of the first settlement, the first house architecture and the first sacred structures. Catalhoyuk, one of the most important settlements of Anatolian History, is one of the must-see places.
Sille Aya - Elena Museum: It is 7 km away from the Selcuklu district of Konya. In 327 AD, the mother of Constantin, the Byzantine Emperor Constantine, visited Konya on the way to Jerusalem for Hajj and made the foundations of this place. The museum with pictures of Mary, Jesus and apostles are worth seeing.
Eflatunpınar Hittite Monument: This historical monument in Beyşehir district is a water source. We recommend adding Konya's historical sites to your list.
Kilstra Ancient City: The settlement of this ancient city, 34 km away from Konya, dates back to the 3rd century BC. The ancient city of Kilistra in the 7th century AD was built by carving fairy chimney-like rocks. As a result of the excavations, two houses with rock cavities belonging to the Byzantine period were unearthed. Following the excavations and works, Kilstra Antique City is planned to be a touristic place like Urgup and Goreme.
Karahoyuk: It is located in Harmancık district which is 15 km away from Konya. As a result of the excavations carried out in Karahöyük BC 3000 - BC 2000 (Assyrian trade colonies) was understood to be inhabited. It is understood that the history of Anatolia and Konya shed light on 3000 BC and 2000 BC. It is among the most important city ruins of Anatolian history. Many artifacts were found in the Karahöyük excavations and these works are preserved and displayed in the Konya Archeology Museum.
Bolat Ruins: The ancient city, whose name is called Astra, is understood from the surface finds from the Roman, Byzantine and Hellenistic periods. Konya Museum Directorate cleaning and rescue work has been done. In Astra Antique City there are important ruins, necropolis area, bouleterion and church.
Necropolis Area: There are grave, stele and sarcophagus fragments belonging to the 3rd century AD. The human figure, bull heads, grapevine branches, grape bunches and medusa heads are covered in the stelae.
Kubudabad Palace: The palace was built in 1236 by Seljuk ruler I. Alaeddin Keykubat and used as a summer palace during the period of Anatolian Seljuk State. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Beysehir.
In addition, the places you can visit Konya, Balatini Cave, Suluin Cave, Susuz Cave, Tınaztepe Cave, Büyük Düden Cave, Pınarbasi Cave reflect the natural beauties of Konya.
Anatolian province of Konya sheds light on our history, primarily for Road Transport Istanbul, Izmir, (Turkey)Bursa, Antalya(Turkey), outside the big cities like Ankara(Turkey), Turkey's Bus Services are held in all provinces. High-speed train services are also available to the city where you can reach the railway transportation. Located in Turkey's Central Anatolia, Konya, you can also reach easily to your own vehicle. Airway Transportation is from Konya Airport in Selcuklu. You can call our other company, Arsis Vip Transfer, any time of the day for your Konya airport transshipment requests.
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