erzurum cifte minareli medrese

Çifte Minareli Medrese, Erzurum

Erzurum - Where to see Museums

The Double Minaret Madrasah is a Seljuk monument that has become the symbol of Erzurum. It is generally accepted that it was built at the end of the 13th century. It is also called Hatuniye Madrasah with the thought that it may have been built by Hundi Hatun, the daughter of Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat, or Sultan Hatun from the Ilhanlı Dynasties. The madrasah, which is approximately 35×46 m in dimensions, is the most important example of the group of madrasas with two storeys, four iwans and an open courtyard. The courtyard measures 26×10 m and is surrounded by porches on four sides. On both sides of the courtyard are student and teacher rooms. The madrasah has nineteen rooms on the ground floor and eighteen rooms on the first floor. The square space to the west of the entrance was used as a masjid. The mausoleum, which has a mummification underneath the main iwan in the south, is the largest tomb among its contemporaries in Anatolia. The dome is covered with twelve corners. The eaves are decorated with ornament strips and moldings.

Adres / Address:
Merkez, Rabia Ana, Cumhuriyet Cd., 25030
Yakutiye / Erzurum
Web Sitesi / Web Site: