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The Ince Minareli Medrese

The Ince Minareli Medrese, today the Museum of Seljuk Period Stone and Wood carving was built in 1260s as a Muslim theological seminary by the Seljuk Grand Vizier Sahip-Ata Fahreddin. The Museum is one of the most interesting places to visit in Konya for its stunning structure and its collections.

Its magnificent stone portal finely carved with Seljuck decoration is the most remarkable of its structure. In the courtyard of the museum, fine examples of gravestones, inscription and building stones belonging to the Seljuk and Karamanogullari times are displayed.

The highlights of the museum includes carvings in bas-reliefs depicting a two-headed eagle, a winged angel, a dragon, a harpy, a fish, an elephant and rhinoceros, lions and people in marble panels.

The Ince Minare Medrese opens its doors from Monday to Sunday from 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00.

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