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“EXTERNALLY PLEASING”
Review of Selimiye Mosque

Selimiye Mosque
Reviewed 28 September 2014

The location of Selimiye Mosque adjacent to the Mevlana Museum on this pleasant open square is most attractive. Gentle colour and structure is fairly simple and makes it visually pleasing externally. Unfortunately there was restoration work going on so sheets over quite a section to the rear of the mosque but this made no difference to the women WOMEN HAVE A SEPARATE ENTRANCE - this leads to a small curtained off area with no view of the interior at all. Some Americans were there at the same time as us and all tried to use the main entrance; when told this was not possible they left. Very disappointing as although we have an understanding of the differences in religious beliefs this is also being listed as a tourist attraction (Konya uses its charms) .

1  Thank Averil N
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

While sitting in the plaza in front of this mosque, be sure to be available and listen to the call for prayer. It's the loudest and most resonant in Konya and will amaze those with sensitivity to its meaning.

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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Selimiye Mosque, also known as Sultan Selim II Mosque, is a major attraction in beautiful Konya. Built in traditional otoman style, full of mosaics and old tiles, the Mosque is next to Mevlana Museum and can be reached easily. Dont't miss it while visiting Konya, the whirling dervixes homeland.

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Reviewed 11 November 2012

Selimiye Mosque , located next to Mawlana Mausoleum, commissioned by son of Suleyman, II.Selim, then the Governor of Konya Region is a rare example for classical period Ottoman architecture for the region.
Though the area is under reconstruction, it still worth to visit.
You'll like it anyway.

1  Thank Mirnavv
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Come here if you like medieval architecture, mosaic and calmness. It's close to Mevlana Museum and can be easily reached in 2-3 minutes. Follow the rules for visitors: it's not allowed to take photos inside the mosque during the prayer, and you have to leave your shoes outside or put them on the shelf inside. Accessories for women such as shawls or headscarfs are available near the entrance.

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