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Top 10 Seljuk Sights in Turkey

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Turkey's Best 10 Seljuk Sights

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

Seljuk Towers & Caravansaries

Red Tower: Red Tower is a historical tower in the town of Alanya. The building is considered to be the symbol of the city, and is even used on the city's flag.

Sultan Han: Sultan Han is a large Seljuk caravanserai located in the town of Sultanhani, Aksaray province, Turkey. This monumental caravanserai was built in 1229. It is one of the best examples of Anatolian Seljuk architecture.

Seljuk Tombs

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: Doner Kumbet is located in Kayseri, famous with its cylindrical form. It is built in 1276, covered in high relief arabesque decoration depicting animals and plants.


Seljuk Mosques

Yivli Minaret Mosque: Yivli Minaret Mosque is a historical mosque in Antalya. The mosque's fluted minaret is decorated with dark blue tiles, 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 1299. The exquisite carvings and architecture of both buildings put them among the most important works of architecture in Anatolia.

Seljuk Madrasas

Cifte Minaret Madrasa: Cifte Minaret Madrasa 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 Madrasa: Gok Madrasa 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 Madrasa: Ince Minaret Madrasa is a 13th century Islamic school located in Konya. Built between 1258 and 1279 by the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate.


Top 10 Seljuk Sights in Turkey

Sultan Han Caravanserai, Sultanhani, Aksaray