Seminary") takes its odd name
from its "glazed" mosaic
tiles of the Seljuks' favored light
and dark blue.
As with most Seljuk
you pass through an elaborate portal to
enter the medrese. To the right after
you enter is the türbe
(tomb) of the medrese's founder,
Bedreddin Muhlis, who had the seminary
built in 1242.
two other famous medreses, the Great
Karatay and the Ince
Minare, the Sırçalı
Medrese's main interior
space was not covered, but open to
the sky. This presents a completely
different ambience to the visitor.
As with the other medreses, there
is a lofty eyvan for study
in hot weather, and students' cells
on either side.
The Sırçalı Medrese,
is now Konya's Museum of Gravestones. The
old Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman gravestones
are mildly interesting to non-specialists.
It's the medrese itself that you come
Walk south from the Alaettin
in the center of Konya along Sırçalı
Medrese Caddesi to reach
the medrese, then continue south
along the same street to visit the Sahip-i
Ata Mosque Complex and
open courtyard (avlu) of
Sırçalı Medrese in