ALAEDDIN MOSQUE

Alaeddin Mosque is one of the most important and biggest mosques of the Seljuk Empire. The mosque was commissioned by the Sultan Rukneddin Mesud but completed during the reign of Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat I in 1221. Alaeddin Mosque is located on Alaeddin Hill. The mosque was designed with classical Islamic style and covered with wooden. Over 40 pillars, from Roman and Byzantine era, have been used in the construction.

The special woodwork of minber which was made by Mengü Berti in 1155 (kundekari) is one of the masterpieces of the Seljuk art. The mosque houses the tombs of the Seljuk Sultans; Mesud I, Kılıcarslan II, Giyaseddin I, Suleiman, Izzeddin Kılıcarslan III, Alaeddin Keykubat I, Giyaseddin Keyhusrev, Rukneddin Kılıcarslan IV, Giyaseddin Keyhusrev III.

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