Fodor's Expert Review Karatay Medresesi

Antalya Notable Building

Built in 1250 by a wealthy Seljuk official during the reign of Sultan Izzedin Keykavus II, this beautiful stone courtyard was once a medrese, or religious school. Follow a winding lane up from the old city's harbor, and enter through the towering carved archway into this peaceful haven. A simple café serves tea inside, sometimes with musical accompaniment from old men who've gathered to practice traditional instruments. If you've overloaded on Antalya's more touristy side, this is the perfect antidote.

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Karadayı Sok. No. 3
Antalya, Antalya  07100, Turkey

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