KONYA ALADDIN MOSQUE
The renowned Aladdin Mosque, a grand masterpiece of the Seljuk Period, is the oldest and largest mosque in Konya. It is situated on the Aladdin Hill, which boasts a spectacular landscape. Constructed by the great architect Mehmet bin Havlan in 1556 and completed during the reign of Seljuk Sultan Aladdin Keykubat I, it is believed that this magnificent mosque was constructed in honor of him.
Over the years, the brilliant mosque has undergone several renovations; according to archival records and inscriptions in the mosque, it was discovered that this marvelous structure was restored between 1889 and 1890, during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamit II. Later, at the beginning of the Republic Period and during World War II, the mosque was used as a storehouse and suffered damage from an earthquake. Subsequently, it was repaired once again.
Visitors are entranced by the marvelous architecture of this marvelous structure. When they step inside, they are captured by the unique and multi-cultural building. The mosque was built in an Islamic style and includes sections with 41 columns from the Byzantine and classic eras. Its irregular and distorted plan includes a wooden mimbar, mihrab adorned with faience mosaic, and a cupola, all covered by a flat roof and supported by 62 columns. It stands 86 meters wide and 57 meters tall. One of its most remarkable sections is the north side, with 21 beautiful little windows that create a mystical atmosphere. Visitors can also see the tombs of Sultans such as Mesut I, Kılıç Arslan, Rükneddin Suleiman II, Gıyaseddin Keyhüsref, Alaaddin Keykubad I, and Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev.
VISIT ALADDIN MOSQUE IN KONYA WITH TOUR MAKER TURKEY!
Aladdin Mosque is one of the most iconic landmarks in Konya and draws in many visitors to the city each year. With its elegant domes, ornate minarets and blue-tiled façade, the mosque is an excellent example of traditional Ottoman architecture. Whether you’re an architecture enthusiast or simply looking for an awe-inspiring experience, Aladdin Mosque is sure to captivate. We at Tour Maker Turkey understand the importance of experiencing the best of Konya and we offer a range of tours that can take you there. Our tours are designed to give you the perfect combination of sightseeing and cultural immersion.
You can explore Konya’s old city and discover the beauty of its historical monuments, learn about its fascinating history and culture, and even experience a traditional Turkish tea or coffee ceremony. Our experienced guides are passionate about the city and will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about Aladdin Mosque and the wider area. As part of our tour, you will also be able to take in the nearby sights, such as the mesmerizing Ince Minare Mosque, the historic Alaeddin Hill, and the bustling markets of Konya.
We believe that the best way to experience Aladdin Mosque and the wider city of Konya is with one of our tours. Our tours offer the perfect balance of sightseeing, exploration and cultural immersion, allowing you to get the most out of your visit. We strive to provide an unforgettable experience, and we are sure you will leave with a newfound appreciation of Konya and its history. So come join us and explore the beauty of Aladdin Mosque and the city of Konya with Tour Maker Turkey!