Central Anatolia Sights



İnce Minare – Taş-Ahşap Eserleri Müzesi (Museum of Stone and Woodwork)

İnce Minare – Taş-Ahşap Eserleri Müzesi (Museum of Stone and Woodwork) Review

The minaret of the 13th-century İnce Minare Medresesi, or "Seminary of the Slender Minaret," is bejeweled with glazed turquoise tiles. Unfortunately, due to a 1901 lightning strike, it is only half its original height. Also worth noting is the especially ornate Seljuk-style decoration of the beautiful stone entry portal. The building itself houses the small but well-done Museum of Stone and Woodwork, which displays a fine collection of tombstones and other inscribed stone fragments as well as elaborate wooden carvings dating from the 13th century. Highlights are the fascinating Persian-influenced Seljuk stone reliefs, which include double-headed eagles, winged angels, and strange creatures that are part human and part bird or beast.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Alaaddin Bul., west side of Alâeddin Tepesi, Konya, 42000 | Map It
  • Phone: 332/351–3204
  • Cost: 3 TL
  • Hours: Summer, Tues.–Sun. 8:30–7; winter, 9–5
  • Location: Konya
Updated: 11-21-2013

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