Top Historical Places in Konya

Are you looking to explore the history of Konya through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Konya including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Konya. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Konya ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Konya, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Konya for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Konya with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb And Mosque

    Tags: 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.
  2. Caravanserai

    Tags: 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.
  3. Konya Archaeological Museum

    Tags: 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.
  4. Ince Minaret Medrese

    Tags: 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