Yivli Minaret Mosque

It is considered among the most beautiful historical monuments of the city. The Yivli Minaret has survived. The Alaaddin Mosque was converted from a church to a mosque by the Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad I in 1230. It is in Kalekapısı in the city center of Antalya, and among the city's symbols, the building strikes the eye with its impressive architecture at first glance. 

The height of the minaret is one of the first Islamic works in Antalya. It is 38 meters. The minaret, whose primary 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-colored 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 to the west of the Yivli Minaret. It draws attention with its unique form in Anatolian Turkish Architecture. The mosque, which Balaban Tavşi built-in 1372, is considered the oldest example of the multi-domed mosque type, with its six hemispherical domes. It served as a museum with its courtyard until 1972. It is on a 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.