Antalya Yivli Minaret

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Parking area: Yes

Entrance fee: No

Closed days: No

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, Built on the foundations of a Greek Church in the 13th century, the mosque is one of the earliest Islamic structures in Antalya. According to the inscription on the eastern gate, it was built in 1373, but it was thought that the building was used as a mosque since 1216-1225, when the city was conquered by the Anatolian Seljuk ruler Alaeddin Keykubat I. The Yivli Minaret Mosque attracts attention with its form of grooved minarett, which is unique in Anatolian Turkish Architecture In addition, this structure is a symbolic feature of the conquest of Antalya by the Seljuks9.

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.

What to do?

It is possible to spend a time in cafes or restaurants around the Yivli Minaret. It is possible to take a rest under the Yivli Minaret, smell fresh air       enjoy a scenery of Antalya 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, jewelery, clothing, leather can be found around the Yivli Minaret.

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