Antalya Yivli Minaret Complex

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Parking area: Yes

Entrance fee: No

Closed Day:

Visiting Hours of Yivli Minaret Complex Summer Period: 08: 30-19: 30 (15 April-2 October)

Visiting Hours of Yivli Minaret Complex Winter Period: 08: 30-17: 30 (3 October-14 April)

Yivli Minaret Complex Holidays: The first day of religious holidays until noon.

Distance from Antalya Republic Square (City Center): 500 m ( CumhuriyetSt.)

Distance from Antalya international airport: 14.1 km (Mersin-Antalya main roads/D400 and D685)

Distance from Antalya bus station: 9.7 km ( Dumlupınar Blv. and 100 Yıl Blv.)

Importance and general aspects:

Antalya Yivli Minaret Complex, The complex, which is located near the Castle Gate and contains many Seljuk Period structures, played a role in the name of its location as Selçuk Neighborhood. It is the highest and sheltered area of Kaleiçi settlement. It is believed that the area, which was probably settled during the first period and used as a settlement acropolis as of the Hellenistic Period, contained a palace structure in addition to religious, cultural and social structures in the Byzantine and Seljuk Periods. In the complex where the first Islamic buildings were built by the 13th century, Yivli Minarett, Yivli Minarett Mosque, Imaret Madrasah, Atabey Armağan Madrasah, Mevlevihane, Yivli Minarett Bath, Zincirkıran Mehmet Bey Tomb and Nigar Hatun Tomb are located.

How to get there

You can arrive by walking to this area as there is a short distance (only 500 m) from the city center to the Yivli Minaret Complex.

What to do?

It is possible to spend a time in cafes or restaurants around the Yivli Minaret Complex. It is possible to take a rest under the Yivli Minaret Complex and take the photo of this monumental structure.

What to eat?

There are lots of restaurants and bars mostly serving fish, snacks and other delicious foods and drink to visitors.

What to buy?

Small and big sized shops selling souvenirs, jewellery, clothing, leather can be found around the Yivli Minaret Complex.

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