Also called the Yivli Minare Camii or the Fluted Minaret Mosque, Alaaddin Mosque is Antalya's iconic mosque serving as the city's symbol.
Located at the Kaleici (Old Antalya), the 125 ft tall 8-fluted minaret dominates this part of the city. Walking along the main Ataturk Street where the old tram is passing, the minaret is very prominent, towering over the old town.
Built during the reign of Alaaddin Qaykubadh I in 1230.
Presently, it houses the Antalya Ethnographic Museum.
The Yivli Minaret has become the symbol of Antalya. You will find it just below the Republic Square and it is quite difficult actually to miss it. Both the minaret and mosque was built by the Seljuk’s in the 13th century. The minaret stands 38 metres high.
The 13th-century Selcuk Yivli Minare (Fluted Minaret) is the symbol of Antalya. Although missing many of the tiles that once covered it in a checker pattern, the minaret is still an interesting piece of architecture, quite striking, and in the early Selcuk style, it is different from the Ottoman minarets that are so common in Turkey.
The Yivli Minaret (also called the Fluted Minaret) has become the symbol of Antalya. It stands below the Republic Square (Cumhüriyet Meydani) and is very much photographed. The minaret (and mosque) was built by the Seljuk’s in the 13th century. It is 38 metres high.
Yivli minaret is well known to be the Symbol of Antalya.. It is the first Islamic structure in the city. It was built on the 13th century By the Seljuks.. When it was built, the outer surface was said to be covered with blue tiles, however currently it has brownish tiles...
The minaret is located in the city center, inside the Kaleici region.. It is height is 38 meters and there are around 90 steps to climb up..
Attached picture was taken at night sorry for the quality..:)
In Kaleçi or Old Antalya, outside the Roman Walls, is the commercial center of the city. Antalya's central landmark and symbol is the 'Yivli Minaret', a grooved minaret from the Seljuk Period. It rises near the main square called Kale Kapisi.
This fluted minaret of 13th century was built by the Seljuks. Decorated with dark blue and turquouise tiles, the minaret eventually became the symbol of the city.
The minaret of the Yivli Minareli Mosque in the center of the city, built by the Seljuk sultan Alaeddin Keykubat in the 13th century, has become Antalya's symbol.
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