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Kara means strong and Tay means companion

When you go there make sure you have your earphones playing "A sky full of stars" by Coldplay... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Istanbul Province, Turkey
University of the past

Visiting this museum you can imagine in what atmosphere the students of old times got their... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Natalia P
Ankara, Turkey
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Alaaddin Meydani, Konya, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you go there make sure you have your earphones playing "A sky full of stars" by Coldplay. Just a suggestion nobody forces you to do so, but if you pay attention to this humble suggestion then please do the same for the second one...More

Thank FethiyeSevinAlkan
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The main entrance is under restoration. It is a smallish Madressa from Seljuk times which now houses a museum of Seljuk tile work. Included in the Museum Card

Thank 839SaraH839
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Visiting this museum you can imagine in what atmosphere the students of old times got their education. Of course not much is left. Only stones can live a long life and show us the beauty of old time. But here in Medrese you can enjoy...More

Thank Natalia P
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

It’s a tile art museum. The tiles are remarkable blue with detailed paintings on each tiles. There’s many information about the tiles, and display lots of tiles.

1  Thank Christineshulin
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I loved this museum: the dome is magnificent and the artefacts inside are one most attractive then the other and you would not believe your eyes! Again a school of the Seljuk period and in the first room on the left when you arrive there...More

Thank Travelaround59
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Beautiful, elaborate tiles extend from side of walls all the way to the dome, very impressive. The museum also has a great collection of tiles from a royal family, as well as information on the life of a tile making master. Very interesting.

1  Thank Sundaisun
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I like Iznik Tiles. When I visited Karatay Museum, I recognized that Konya has the oldest samples of tiles.

Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Karatay or Tile Museum is in an old Seljuk religious school (medrese) located on the ring road around Aladdin's Hill. It is a beautiful old building and wonderful tile are on display and also part of the building has tilework. The displays are easy...More

1  Thank Helena B
Reviewed 7 November 2016

It is well shown an example of medrese . Also the potteryof old times are on show. Which gives an rememberance of those years. You can visit in fifteen minutes and have an idea.

Thank tunc o
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Interesting school because on the tiled wall you can read that the main prophets are Moses, David, Christ and Mohamed!

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