Konya city

The most important historical and archeological sites in Konya

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Konya city in Turkey, one of the largest and oldest and most beautiful historical cities in Turkey, is located in the south of Anatolia, it is considered the cradle of many civilizations that took Konya as its capital, dating back to about 6000 BC.

Konya is considered the beginning of Turkish history, it was the capital of the Seljuk Turks was between 1072-1081, where it received great attention and became one of the most prosperous cities, there are in it many traces that indicate the creativity of the Seljuks.

Konya was subject to the rule of the Ottoman Empire in 1896 AD, the city of Konya is the most important religious region in Turkey where there are many museums, mosques and wonderful monuments

Konya includes many historical and archaeological places, the most important of which are:

Mevlana Museum

Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi Museum in Konya, the museum was built during the Seljuk era by the architect Bahr al-Din Tabrizli, to bury in it Jalaluddin Rumi, the founder of the Mulawiyya system of the Dervishes, who was a poet, faithful, and Sufi Persian Muslim who was born in Persia and lived his life in the city of Konya In the era of the Seljuk Turks.

Jalaluddin Rumi’s shrine was designed in a wonderful Seljuk style, where the dome of the main shrine was covered with green tiles and decorated with turquoise ceramics, under the dome in the corner there is a tomb of Jalaluddin Rumi decorated with gold, behind the grave there is a large room  , which in it the historic Mevlev antiques and the personal traces of Jalaluddin Rumi Such as: his conical hat, prayer rug, clothes and musical instruments dating back more than 6 centuries ago.

Azizia Mosque

Al-Azizia Mosque in Konya was built in 1676 by the Ottoman Counsellor Mustafa Pasha, Al-Azizia Mosque was built on the classic Ottoman architectural style, Al-Azizia Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Konya, located in the city centre, the mosque is characterized by its two minarets which decorated with interesting colours and has a Large dome and wide windows.

Butterflies garden

The butterfly garden in Konya is one of the most famous and beautiful parks in the city. The butterfly garden is considered one of the largest parks in Europe. The park has been built at a huge cost. The butterfly garden extends over an area of 7600 cubic meters. It includes about 40 types of butterflies that fly in the garden with its colourful wings Among the flowers in the garden, as the garden is air-conditioned at a temperature of 26-28 ° C with a humidity ranging from 60 to 80 to preserve the life of butterflies.

Koiyonjul Museum

Koiyonjul Museum in Konya, known as the Ahmed Ezzat Koiyonjul Mosque, which is one of the oldest ancient Turkish families in Konya, where he had a strange habit , Koiyonjul used to collect all the strange things he encountered from artefacts and things related to art, anthropology and geological materials, so his home became a museum For many ancient relics, where many rare pieces such as manuscripts and carpets are displayed, as well as kinds of stuffed animals and shapes of clocks, museum exhibits considers  an invaluable treasure.

Aladdin Mosque

Aladdin Mosque in Konya, located at the upper side  of the Tebisi hill, Aladdin Mosque is one of the oldest and largest mosques in Konya, beginning with the construction of the mosque during the reign of Sultan Masoud I in the year 1116 AD, the completion of its construction during the reign of Sultan Alaeddin Kikbad I in 1237 ,  there are many of sultans that buried in it.