If you intend to get away from your daily worries and stress, both for a break and for a historical-cultural inner journey, a 3-day trip to Konya will be ideal for you. Konya, which is one of the important stops of faith tourism, is one of our cities with divine charm.
Hz. Mevlana said, “Come, whoever you are, come again”, we came, we visited, we saw, let’s share it with you too…
MUSEUM OF MEVLANA
Mevlana, who became the symbol of peace and tolerance in the Turkish-Islamic world, defended humanism as a philosophy. The first Sultanü’l-Ulema Bahaeddin (Father of Mevlana) was buried in the place of worship, which was used as a convent at the time. Then, upon the death of Mevlana, a mausoleum was built, and the building, which has been preserved until today, has been converted into a museum with later additions. The museum welcomes thousands of local and foreign visitors every year.
The tomb of Mevlana is located in the museum as Kubbe-i Hadra, and it attracts attention with its green colour. In addition, wax sculptures also take attention a mystical atmosphere.
It is the square where Mevlana’s tomb (Mevlana Museum) is located. Mevlana Cultural Center, Selimiye Mosque (built by Selim II), Mevlana Bazaar, you can find many sweets in this bazaar.
MEVLANA CULTURE CENTER
We recommend you to watch the sema performances, the show that lasts for about an hour will give you pleasant moments. Also, if you go during the Seb-i Arus period (the Wedding Night Mevlana interprets death as a return to God), you can watch the sema shows and commemoration ceremonies.
It is one of the important works reflecting the tiles and stonework of the Anatolian Seljuk period. Also known as the Tile Works Museum, it awaits its visitors.
KONYA ARCHEOLOGY MUSEUM
Artworks reflecting the Ancient and Hellenistic period in and around Konya. Historical artifacts obtained from the Anatolian Seljuk State and especially from Çatalhöyük excavations are exhibited. It is also important because it is Turkiye second archaeological museum.
INCE (THIN) MINARE STONE AND WOOD WORKS MUSEUM
It is one of our delicate and rare historical artifacts. Relief inscriptions, colored tiles, carvings on stone reflect the artistic understanding of the Seljuk and Karamanid State.
It was put on the title deed for the accommodation of the people of Konya, with the record “It is a gift to the President, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Pasha”. Atatürk’s photographs, clothes, the notes he took during his stay in the mansion and the importance of Konya in the War of Independence are exhibited with photographs and documents.
It is Turkiye first time museum. Ottoman and Republican period calendars, pocket and desk calendars, specially designed gold and silver watches etc. Many historical artifacts are on display.
NASREDDIN HOCA ARCHEOLOGY AND ETNOGRAPHY MUSEUM
The world-famous Nasreddin Hodja is one of the legendary people who lives with his sense of humor. A few jokes are animated with wax statues in the museum. In addition, on the floor where the ethnographic works are located, there are Roman coins, Eros statue, earthen vases, clothes, etc. You can view the works.
The hill, which hosted civilizations such as the Hittites, Phrygians and Lydians, also has the tombs of eight sultans of the Anatolian Seljuk State. In addition, churches, Konya Mansion (Alâeddin Keykubat palace), Alaeddin Mosque and so on. historical artifacts are available.
It has been operating for about 2 thousand years from the time of Suleiman the Magnificent to the present day. Here you can find souvenirs, jewellery, clothing, accessories, antiques, etc. you can find many things to appeal to everyone.
KONYA SCIENCE CENTER
Science center supported by TUBITAK; By bringing individuals from different age groups together with science and technology, it encourages them to experiment and explore with experimental and applied activities, and a scientific perspective awaits especially young visitors.
SELJUK FLOWER GARDEN
Covering a very large area with many different types of flowers and interesting landscape works, the park attracts attention with its playgrounds, camellias, walking paths and souvenir corners.
KONYA TROPICAL BUTTERFLY GARDEN
You will forget that you are in Konya while examining butterflies, known for their short lifespan and tropical plants with their colorful life cycles! You can even see the giant winged Atlas Butterfly, the world’s largest butterfly.
When the butterflies, which last for an average of 1 week and 1 year, have completed their lives, you can buy them for decoration purposes in the souvenir section.
KYOTO JAPANESE PARK
Kyoto; It is one of the historical cities of Japan. It is another thematic park work in Konya with its architecture and landscape work. The Japanese house in the park is used as a cafe. At the same time, the fact that the structures in the park are the same as those of Japan will make you forget the theme work and make you feel like in a Japanese city.
WHAT SHOULD WE EAT IN KONYA?
When Konya is mentioned meat bread (etli ekmek), Mevlana candy, tirit etc. are the prominent tastes. It is a different pleasure to taste the local flavors in your hometown.
In fact, the taste of meat in Konya is delicious, as it is made widely in animal husbandry.
KONYA MEAT BREAD
The visual feast comes before the feast of the palate. Let’s clarify the subject a little more for the tastes of Konya served on a table-length board; prepared by spreading minced meat on thin pita dough; It’s Konya Meat Bread. If delicious cheese is added to this meat loaf, it becomes Mevlana style. Finally, instead of mincemeat, there is a cut between the knives, which is prepared in the form of chopping the cubed meat with the line as coarse cuts, all of which are more delicious than the other!
Although it resembles Iskender kebab, it is served with tirit bread or pita moistened with broth and served with tomato, pepper, yogurt on meat or meatballs with delicious butter and onion rings with sumac and greens.
Forget the diet only for 3 days! The meeting of lamb meat with tail fat is actually cooked in oak wood in a copper cauldron with its own fat, we recommend that you eat it without using a fork, and the medium fat rib portion.
It is a kind of spicy chicken soup. The trick is the dough prepared in the consistency of pudding. The dough is boiled in water, salt and flour in a pot, when it reaches a consistency, it is transferred to the tray and rested, and the soup bowl is served. You have to take a piece of note dough on your eyebrow and then dip it into the soup bowl and swallow it without chewing.
Regardless you don’t like okra, you should definitely try it. The dried tiny okras are carefully prepared with tail fat and meat after boiling. The taste of Anatolian cuisine is a wonderful taste with a slight sourness!
SU BÖREĞİ (PASTRY)
We recommend you to eat hot buttered “su böreği” pastry with minced meat in Konya. The trick is to prepare the dough by kneading it for a long time without putting water into it, and each layer of dough is boiled in water, then the shock effect is removed from the hot water and kept in cold water, but the dough on the top floor is used without boiling and meets with the oven!
The taste of Konya from ancient times that cheers the palate. The dessert tray cooked between two tin plate and it takes its name from here. It is prepared by sprinkling pistachios between the carefully prepared phyllo dough, and cream or ice cream is used on the side in its presentation.
ZEHRA GROUP EXPERIENCE IS WAITING FOR YOU IN FETHIYE
We would like to recommend you Zehra Group accommodation facilities in Fethiye as we leave Konya both cheering up our palates and enjoying our spiritual peace. Konya is one of the leading cities of faith tourism, if you have a holiday memory from Konya or enjoying Konya, you should definitely experience Zehra Group. You can enjoy the conservative holiday experience to the fullest in Zehra Group facilities, which successfully reflects the halal-friendly-holiday concept in holiday village, hotel, villas and family beaches.