The Turquoise Coast Sights

Yivli Minare Mosque (Fluted Minaret)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

A few dark blue and turquoise tiles still decorate the Yivli Minare, a graceful 13th-century cylinder erected by the Seljuk sultan Alaaddin Keykubat I; the imam once climbed its narrow steps five times daily to give the call to prayer. The adjoining mosque was built on the site of a Byzantine church, and fascinating traces can be seen if you step inside. Within the complex are two attractive türbes (tombs) and an 18th-century tekke (monastery), which once housed a community of whirling dervishes. The tekke is now used as an unremarkable art gallery. The medrese (theological school) adjacent to the Fluted Minaret has now been glassed in under a bus-station-style roof and is a tourist-oriented shopping center. It sells standard Turkish knickknacks (think pottery, copper work, carpets, and tiles) but prices are better than at most other resorts along the coast.

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Cumhuriyet Cad., south side of Kalekapısı Meydanı, Antalya, Antalya, 07100, Turkey

Published 07/06/2016


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