Yivli Minaret Mosque

The mosque is considered among the most beautiful historical monuments of the city. The Yivli Minaret was converted from a church to a mosque by the Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad I in 1230. At first glance, the building that strikes the eye with its impressive architecture is in Kalekapısı in the city center of Antalya and is among the city's symbols.
The height of the minaret, one of the first Islamic works in Antalya, is 38 meters. The minaret, whose main construction material is brick and Khorasan mortar, takes its name from its grooves. The pedestal of the building is accessed through the small door on the north side and reached by a 90-step ladder. It was built on block-cut stones. Its body is made of brick and turquoise-coloured tiles. The thick body is designed in slices and eight semi-cylindrical shapes. It takes on an elegant and aesthetic structure thanks to these grooves. On all sides of the floor, the inscriptions of Allah and Muhammad were written on tiles with turquoise and dark blue colors. However, these writings are almost completely destroyed today.
The Yivli Minare Mosque is in the west of the Yivli Minaret. It draws attention with its unique form in Anatolian Turkish Architecture. Balaban Tavşi built the mosque in 1372. It is considered the oldest example of the multi-domed mosque type with six hemispherical domes. It served as a museum with its courtyard until 1972. It is on terraced, sloping land with Yivli Minaret and Yivli Mosque. There are works such as Yivli Minare Bath, Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev Madrasa, Seljuk Madrasa, Mevlevihane, Zincirkıran Mehmed Bey Tomb and Nigar Hatun Tomb.