|Whirling Dervishes, Konya||Tiled interior dome of the Ince Minare, Konya|
|Mausoleum of Mevlana, Konya|
Konya was the capital of Seljuk empire. There are many monuments left from the Seljuk period (around 1200). The major site to visit is the Mevlana Museum. Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi founded the Sufi order known as Whirling Dervishes.Whirling Dervish Ceremonies take place in mid-December, every year.
There are also other Sema (Whirling Dervishes) events taking place in Istanbul and some other places in Turkey year around.
Alaattin Mosque and Karatay Medresesi (theological school) are important pieces of the Seljuki architecture
Please see our tour page for all tours in this region and around Turkey.