Karatay Madrasa, Konya

Karatay Madrasa

The ceiling of Karatay Madrasa
Basic information
Location Turkey Konya, Turkey
Affiliation Islam
District Konya
Province Konya
Region Central Anatolia
Architectural description
Architectural type Madrasa
Architectural style Islamic, Seljuk architecture
Completed 1251
Minaret(s) 1

Karatay Madrasa is a madrasa (a school with a frequently but not absolutely religious focus) built in Konya, Turkey, in 1251 by the Emir of the city Celaleddin Karatay, serving the Seljuk sultan.

Since 1955, the place serves as a museum where Seljuk tiles are united, while artifacts in stone or in wood are on display in Ince Minaret Madrasa, also in Konya. The collection of Karatay Museum was particularly enriched by the finds collected as of the 1970s in Kubadabad Palace royal summer residence on Lake Beyşehir shore, at eighty miles from Konya to the west.

A caravanserai, also built by Celaleddin Karatay in the outskirts of Konya, carries his name too.

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Coordinates: 37°52′29″N 32°29′34″E / 37.87472°N 32.49278°E / 37.87472; 32.49278

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