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Ince Minaret

İnce Minareli Medrese

İnce Minareli Medrese, front facade.

Basic information
Location Turkey Konya, Turkey
Affiliation Islam
Region Central Anatolia
Province Konya
District Konya
Architectural description
Architectural type Madrasa
Architectural style Islamic, Seljuk architecture
Completed 1279
Minaret(s) 1

İnce Minareli Medrese (literally Slender Minaret Medrese) is a 13th century medrese (Islamic school) located in Konya, Turkey, now housing the Museum of Stone and Wood Art (Taş ve Ahşap Eserler Müzesi).


Built between 1258-1279 by the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate vizier Sâhib Ata Fahreddin Ali who later founded the Anatolian beylik of Sâhib Ata.[1] The minaret was originally much taller than the section that survives today, and had an unusually slender appearance in comparison to the minarets of other contemporary Seljuk mosques, hence the name of the structure.

The building has a highly ornamented stone façade which includes relief work of scripts, geometric patterning and vertical ribbon-like lines. The entrance is surrounded by a band of elegant Thuluth, depicting Sura 36 and Sura 110.[2]

The minaret was damaged by lightning in 1901, and was restored in 1956.[3]

The building now houses a museum of stone and wooden objects dating from the Seljuk and Ottoman periods.




External links

  • Many pictures from the Ince Minaret museum

Coordinates: 37°52′22″N 32°29′24″E / 37.87278°N 32.49000°E / 37.87278; 32.49000 Template:Madrasas in Turkey

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