Best Things To Do in Konya, Turkey

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PLACES TO SEE

  • Mevlana Museum: A beautiful museum dedicated to Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a well known Persian Sufi mystic, a poet and philosopher well known as Mevlana Rumi.
  • Iplikci Mosque: A 13th century mosque presenting classic Seljuk style of architecture.
  • Sille: A pretty neighbourhood with a history of over 5000 years depicting an amalgamation of Greek and Islamic cultures in Turkey.
  • Alaeddin hill: A beautiful park and a contemporary mosque on a man-made hill.
  • Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque: Dedicated to Semsi Tebrizii - A friend, companion and guide of Mevlana Rumi, this mosque was originally used as a tekke or dervish hall.
  • Konya archaeological Museum: A petite museum displaying the collection of artefacts from Roman, Byzantine and Seljuk influence on Konya.
  • Ince minare Museum: A landmark built in late 13th century by Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate vizier Sahib Ata Fahreddin Ali who later also founded the Anatolian beylik of Sahib Ata.
  • Caravanserai: An ancient hotel or an inn which was located on the historical silk route, the Caravanserai that stands today is the well-maintained ruins of what was a landmark in the past.
  • Karatay Medresesi Museum: A ceramic museum displaying a remarkable collection of faience which is an art of fine tin-glazed pottery. One of finest Konya tourist attractions.

THINGS TO DO

  • Visit the Japon Parki- A city park which was built to mark the friendship between Kyoto in Japan and Konya.
  • Take a walk at the legendary Zafer Street.
  • Attend the Sema, a Whirling Dervish ceremony at the Mevlana cultural centre.
  • Go shopping at one of the malls or the Fuar- A local fun fair.
  • Try the traditional Mevlana candy which has a distinct mint flavour.

Below we have a list of things to do in Konya and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Konya getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Konya with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Konya

Here is the list of things to do in Konya and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Mevlana Museum

    4.7 (588 Votes)
    Mevlana Museum

    Museum, History Museum, Outdoors, Landmark

    A beautiful museum dedicated to Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a well known Persian Sufi mystic, a poet and philosopher well known as Mevlana Rumi. Also known as the Green mausoleum or Green dome, it was originally a lodge of the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes, a mystical Sufi Muslim group. It also is the tomb and shrine of Mevlana Rumi who passed away in the early 13th century. Mevlana's successor Hu...Read more
  2. Sille

    Landmark, Neighborhoods

    A pretty neighbourhood with a history of over 5000 years, Sille is an amalgamation of Greek and Islamic cultures in Turkey. This is also one of the very few villages that spoke Cappadocian Greek language until early 20th century. Today, after the division of pollution based on ethnicity, the Greek population doesn’t inhabit the village anymore but the glimpses of Greek culture still persi...Read more
  3. Alaeddin Hill

    Outdoors, View Point, Hill, Nature

    Hike up to the top of this man-made hill and you will be surprised! A beautiful park and a contemporary mosque is a pleasing sight. It was built for the nobles to enjoy the views of the city and also had a palace which was damaged over the period of years. When up on the hill, do not miss out the ice-cream sold at the stalls: adds up to the experience!
  4. Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb And Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site, Tomb

    Dedicated to Semsi Tebrizi- a friend, companion and guide of Mevlana Rumi, this mosque was originally used as a tekke or dervish hall, as hence is square shaped. There is a tomb beneath the cenotaph which is believed to be of Semsi Tebrizi, but it is not yet proved. Yet, a beautiful place to visit. It is just at a walking distance from Mevlana Museum.
  5. Caravanserai

    Outdoors, Landmark, Historical Site, Bird Watching

    An ancient hotel or an inn which was located on the historical silk route, the Caravanserai that stands today is the well-maintained ruins of what was a landmark in the past. Merchants and travellers of ancient times used to drop-in here when travelling on the silk-route. When here, do not miss you the variety of beautiful birds that you can observe.
  6. Konya Archaeological Museum

    4.3 (273 Votes)
    Konya Archaeological Museum

    Museum, Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    This petite museum displays the collection of artefacts from Roman, Byzantine and Seljuk influence on Konya. It is also has an assorted finds from the Neolithic tumulus at Çatal Höyük. The collection is rich in sarcophagi and has some rare burial treasures. Set in a simple Turkish complex, this museum is worth visiting for history enthusiasts.
  7. Ince Minaret Medrese

    4.5 (470 Votes)
    Ince Minaret Medrese

    Museum, Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    This landmark structure was built in late 13th century by Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate vizier Sahib Ata Fahreddin Ali who later also founded the Anatolian beylik ofSahib Ata. The minaret was originally taller and slender than the structure that stands today. The minaret is made up of ornamented stone facade which includes intricate designs of scripts and geometric patterns along with ribbon-shape...Read more
  8. Karatay Medresesi Museum

    4.5 (575 Votes)
    Karatay Medresesi Museum

    Museum, Outdoors, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    This museum was constructed during the reign of Sultan Keykavus II in the early 13th century by his Grand Vizier. This cermaic museum displays a remarkable collection of faience which is an art of fine tin-glazed pottery.  Most of the collection is comprised from the rare findings at Kubadabad Palace which was a royal summer residence on Lake BeyÅŸehir shore, a few miles away fr...Read more
  9. Aziziye Mosque
    Located in the business centre of Konya, the Mosque dates backs to 17th century and was commissioned by Damat Mustafa Pasha (husband of Hatice Sultan-the daughter of Sultan Mehmet IV). It was destroyed in mid-nineteenth century due to fire and was re-commisioned by Pertevniyal- the mother of Sultan Abdulaziz. The name Aziziye refers to Abdulaziz. It presents mix style of Baroque and Ottoman arc...Read more
  10. Selimiye Mosque

    4.8 (485 Votes)
    Selimiye Mosque
    Also known as Sultan Selim II mosque, this mosque is located just next to the Mevlana museum. Built in Ottoman style of architecture, the tile work and the mosaics in the mosque are worth observing!
  11. Meram Baglari

    4.1 (483 Votes)
    Meram Baglari
    A summer spot and popular hangout in Konya, heritage houses, vineyards and tall trees adorn the paths of this stylish walking area. A hub for the second crusade during the Byzantine period, a visit to Melgam Baglari is a must-do on the trip to Konya. Take a casual stroll, admire the historic and beautiful structures and relish some Turkish coffee at the cafes!
  12. Ataturk House Museum

    4.5 (503 Votes)
    Ataturk House Museum
    Located in the famous Ataturk Avenue of Konya, the museum building was constructed in 1912 and used as a governor’s office till the arrival of turkey’s prominent leader Ataturk Kemal Pasha in Konya and used by him for official purposes. In his memory, the house was opened to visitors as Ataturk’s House- culture museum since 1964. The Ataturk house museum was restored in 1981 o...Read more
  13. Konya Buyuksehir Belediyesi Spor Ve Kongre Merkezi

    Convention Center

    Konya Buyuksehir Belediyesi Spor ve Kongre Merkezi is a large sports and convention center. Known to be the biggest sports center in Anatolia, it can accommodate over 10,000 people. Built by Konya Metropolitan Municipality, the center was inaugurated by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in 2014. It is ideal to host many indoor sports. The complex is frequently used for basketball a...Read more
  14. Mevlana Kultur Merkezi

    4.6 (4 Votes)
  15. Augustus Boutique Hotel

    4.7 (3 Votes)