Places to visit in Konya

When you travel to Konya, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Konya, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Konya to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Konya things to do can include exploring Konya attractions and visiting the places of interest.

The interesting monument is dedicated to military people who gave away their lives to gain independence during war. Located beside beautiful Ucler cemetery, this is the modern structure. You can view the tall octagonal dome of Seljuk style, walls having the name of martyrs, paintings, mosaics and beautiful marble floor. 

This is the holy and hitite monument located 80km on the west of Konya. You can find a link between heaven and earth here with Gods holding up to the sky.

It is the biggest rock monument which depicts Gods in mountain temple. 

Constructed on the site of former citadel of Konya, the park is an important place for kids.

One of Kid’s hotspots in Konya, this park is located on hill top where one can visit the mosque as well. The huge park situated on flights of stairs is a delightful area for kids. The place is full of exotic trees, green meadows, beautiful flowers, and tea houses. It is a popular picnic spot with plenty of chairs, benches, open space, tree shade.

This is the oldest and the largest mosque of Seljuk in Konya. Previously a byzantine basilica, this mosque has been reconstructed. But, it is one of the most amazing structures in the country which are appreciated for their marvellous and stunning architecture. 

This mosque is perhaps the oldest in entire Konya. You can find several arches, columns that resembles sunken basilica. It is one of the rare historic sites one must visit.

It is a popular pilgrimage place and religious site for Konya people. You can find wonderful exhibits of Korans, ancient prayer carpets, and dervish belongings. 

It is the very symbol of Konya that has Sufi lodge complex holding the 13th century tomb of religious leader, poet and philosopher, MevlanaCelaleddin Rumi who was the founder of whirling dervish sect. It is the museum of religious exhibits that is set within rose garden. 

The old medrese was restored and there was the construction of this impressive museum that showcases tile work of Sejuk enamel. The building is incredibly beautiful and it is included in every sightseeing itinerary of Konya. The internal walls are a testimony to gorgeous Seljuk tiling. You can find ceramic exhibits that were excavated from various archaeological sites. 

You will really love the relic collection here that has a treasure-hunt atmosphere. Comprehensive display of archaeological finds and the intricate collection of Roman sarcophagi will delight you.

The most charming cemetery is the vast cemetery park that extends from Mevlana Museum to Mevlana cultural park. You can find Hilton Garden Inn Hotel here.

Near to the Aladdin Hill and walks away from InciMinare is the huge Park with fountain, lagoon, benches, gardens, innumerable yellow flowers, ponds, ducks, and a restaurant to offer refreshment. If you are looking for relaxation you can visit it. 

Seljuq styled medrese is known for plain structures having elaborate portals that are carved in hand painted tiles and stones. You can find that its portal carved and has ornate geometric patterns. 

This is a major recreational area which is popular for vineyards. 

Located centrally in Konya is the tea garden. The place is the major relaxation centre which also harbours a fountain. 

On entering the Mevlana complex one can notice the beautiful washing fountain of Sardirvan. Here you can find the Fountain and the Seb-iArus Pool that are made up of sky marble. 

A kilometre away from the museum of Mevlana is MevlanaCutural Centre located along AslanliKisla Street. The place hosts cultural exhibition every now and then which sells national costumes, books. Every December on the occasion of Seb-i-ceremony the exhibition is held. You can find the gallery of paintings, art works here and can also view the conical roof from great distance.

It is named after its tiled exterior of 13th century. You can find the vaulted hall here on the courtyard’s western side. Richly decorated with blue coloured tiles, its arch has finest calligraphic work over it. It is an important landmark.

You can enjoy the adventurous trip to Konya Mosques.

Aladdin Park is especially meant for those who crave some private moment for it offers plenty of opportunity to relax. In a tranquil environment, you can unwind yourself here. 

Explore the incredible landscape of Cappadocia. Here you can find the volcanic eruptions of Central Anatolian Plateau that creates unique rock formation and also the exotic fairy chimneys. You can find traditional villages, spectacular valleys here. 

You can find a host of restaurants in Konya to delight the taste buds of visitors here. Konak Konya Mutfagi is the traditional restaurant run by NevinHal?c? who has put her personal twist on classic food items. Those with sweet tooths can try out unusual desserts. Somatciis another restaurant that rekindles old recipes. Finest ingredients are used to cook the best dishes. 

The local cuisine of Konya includes dishes prepared from lamb meat and bulgur wheat. The most renowned dish of Konya is etliekmek that is similar to Italian Pizza. This dish is the staple of most of the restaurants. However, you can enjoy a variety of global cusines here in different speciality restaurants and street side eateries.

Mevlana Whirling Dervishes perform live music almost every night to entertain the public. 

Bazaar in Konya sprawls back all the way from PTT building to Mevlana Museum that crams the narrow streets with roving vendors, stalls, and horse drawn cart. Vendors sell the entire religious paraphernalia along with tacky souvenirs here. 

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