10 Unmissable Seljuk Sights

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Turkey's 10 Best Seljuk Sights

Turkey is the best place to see great examples of the Seljuk architecture in the world. You can see Seljuk works especially in Central and Eastern Anatolia. The great caravanserais, madrasahs, tombs, inns, are among the finest characteristic of Seljuk buildings.

Red Tower

Built in 1226, Red Tower is an important monument of Seljuk architecture and a historical tower located in the town of Alanya. The building is considered to be the symbol of the town, and is even used on the town's flag.

Uc Kumbetler

Uc Kumbetler is located in the city centre of Erzurum province at the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. In general, it is accepted that the tombs are from the end of 13th century and start of 14th century.

Doner Kumbet

According to this mausoleum inscription, which is one of the most beautiful examples of Seljuk works in Kayseri, it was built in the name of Princess Shah Cihan Hatun in 1276. Covered in high relief arabesque decoration depicting animals and plants, Doner Kumbet is famous with its cylindrical form.

Yivli Minaret Mosque

Representing a unique architectural design with its fluted minaret, Yivli Minaret Mosque is a historical mosque in Antalya. It was constructed on the orders of Alaaddin Keykubad I, the Seljuks Sultan who ruled between 1220 and 1237. The mosque's fluted minaret, which is decorated with dark blue tiles, is a landmark and symbol of the city.

Alaeddin Mosque

Alaeddin Mosque is the principal monument on the citadel of Konya, Turkey. The building served as the Mosque of the Throne for the Seljuk Sultans of Rum and contains the dynastic mausoleum.

Divrigi Great Mosque

Divrigi Great Mosque is an ornately decorated mosque and medical complex built in 1228. The exquisite carvings and architecture of both buildings put them among the most important works of architecture in Anatolia.

Cifte Minaret Madrasah

Cifte Minaret Madrasah is an architectural monument of the late Seljuk period in Erzurum. Built as a theological school, it takes its name from the two fluted minarets that crown the monumental facade.

Gok Madrasah

Gok Madrasah is an Islamic educational institution in Sivas. With its double minarets on the two sides of its imposing portal, decorated corner turrets, the facade of this building resembles to the entrance section of a city wall.

Ince Minaret Madrasah

Ince Minaret Madrasah is a 13th century Islamic school located in Konya. It was built between 1258 and 1279 by the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate.

Sultan Han

Sultan Han is a large Seljuk caravanserai located in the town of Sultanhani, Aksaray province, Turkey. Built in 1229, this monumental caravanserai is one of the best examples of Anatolian Seljuk architecture.

Turkey's 10 Best Seljuk Sights
Alaeddin Mosque, Konya