5 Places to Visit in Konya

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  • Mevlana Museum
  • Ataturk House Museum
  • Konya Science Center
  • Nasreddin Hoca Archeology and Ethnography Museum
  • Alaeddin Hill

Konya, which has the largest area in our country, is one of the most important cities in the Central Anatolia Region after Ankara. Here are the several places to visit in Konya.

Mevlana Museum

The museum, where the tomb of the Mevlana Hazrates is located, is the most important place you can see in Konya. The museum, named as the Mevlana Tomb, which has been in service since 1926, was the second most visited museum after Topkapı Palace.

Atatürk House Museum

The house, located on Atatürk Street, was built on two floors with cut stones and bricks in 1912 and was transformed into the “Atatürk House Museum” by the Ministry of Tourism in 1982.

Konya Science Center

This project carried out by Konya Metropolitan is the first science center supported by TÜBİTAK. It has been transformed into a real center of attraction with a building of 26 thousand 250 square meters on a land covering an area of approximately 100 thousand square meters, 11 thousand square meters of walking paths and 47 thousand square meters of green space.

Nasreddin Hoca Archeology and Ethnography Museum

It was built by Konak Rüştü Bey and registered in 1985 and was expropriated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 1989, and the restoration started in 1992. Afterwards, it was organized as the Nasreddin Hoca Archeology and Ethnography Museum and has preserved its originality until today. There are six rooms in total on the ground floor of the building, and the Ethnographic and Archaeological Artifact Depot is also located on this floor. While the second floor covers the area where archaeological artifacts are exhibited, ethnographic works are exhibited on the third floor.

Alaeddin Hill

Alaeddin Hill, located in the center of Konya, is not a hill we are used to seeing, but it has a very important place by the people of Konya. According to what is said, this hill, which consists of lands that accumulate on top of each other when Sultan Alaeddin demanded land from the public instead of tax, has a history dating back to the 3000s BC according to the information in the history.

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