Antalya Historical Worship Places, Antalya (Self Guided)

A stay in Antalya is not complete without a stopover so see at least some of the multitude of tombs and places of worship. They offer Antalya an enchanting combination of the present and the past, impressive grandeur and prehistoric wonder. Check out this list of tombs and places of worship around Antalya that you might like to visit.
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Antalya Historical Worship Places Map

Guide Name: Antalya Historical Worship Places
Guide Location: Turkey » Antalya (See other walking tours in Antalya)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: valery
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St. Paul Church

1) St. Paul Church

The St. Paul Cultural Center and Union Church is always glad to welcome you. Whether you want to pray or to worship, this church is happy to serve you. On weekdays, Paul's Place is a cafe that offers a cultural blend of new friends or a library for a quiet read to go with a variety foods and beverages. Services are held in English, Turkish, and Russian. Christians of any denomination are welcome, as are non-Christian visitors.
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Korkut Mosque

2) Korkut Mosque

The Korkut Mosque has a past full of events since Ottoman times. It was built in the 2nd century A.D but 4 centuries later the temple was knocked down. Because of Arab invasion in the 7th century it was dramatically destroyed and in the 9th century was repaired. During Selcuk times it was transformed to a Mosque but in 1361 it was re-transformed to a church. During 1470-1509 it was converted again to a Mosque. In 1896 it was seriously damaged by a fire.
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Kesik Minare

3) Kesik Minare (must see)

The Kesik Minare standing in the streets of Kaleiçi was originally built as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD. In the 7th century, it was converted into a Byzantine church in honor of the Virgin Mary, but it was heavily damaged in the 8th century during the Arab invasions. In the 10th century it was repaired again. The church was converted into a mosque when the Great Seljuq Empire acquired Antalya. It was then when the actual minaret was added. In 1361 - when the crusader king of Cyprus took Antalya from the Seljuks - it became a church again, only to become reconverted into a mosque during the rule of Sehzade Korkut. The temple turned church turned mosque was destroyed in a fire of 1846, but the minaret survived, as the Kesik Minare.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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İskele Mosque

4) İskele Mosque

Iskele Mosque is a very small, charming mosque in the old Yacht Harbor area. Historical documents are not specific about its time of construction, except that it was renovated as part of the Inner Bailey restoration project. Situated near the marina, this eye-catching 19th century mosque was built of white stone with a short minaret and is supported by four columns.
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Yivli Minare Mosque

5) Yivli Minare Mosque (must see)

Yivli Minare Camii also called Alaaddin Camii and Ulu Camii is a historical mosque in Antalya. The mosque's fluted minaret, which is decorated with dark blue tiles, is a landmark and symbol of the city. The mosque is located in Kaleiçi.

The mosque was first built in 1230 and fully reconstructed in 1373. The minaret is 125 feet high, built on a square stone base, with eight fluted sections and has 90 steps to the top. The first building may have been a Byzantine church originally and may have been converted into a mosque around 1225-7, during the reign of the Seljuk sultan Ala ad-Din Kay Qubadh I. The original mosque was destroyed in the 14th century and a new mosque was built which, with its six domes, is one of the oldest examples of multi-dome construction in Anatolia. Today the building houses the Antalya Ethnographic Museum and contains clothing, kitchen utensils, embroidery, tapestries and looms, socks, sacks, kilims, ornaments, and nomadic tents. It was opened to the public in 1974.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Yivli Minare

6) Yivli Minare (must see)

Yivli Minare (also called the Fluted or Grooved Minaret) is located behind the mosque of the same name and is a separate structure. A four-sided base supports a minaret composed of eight fluted sections, which enclose a series of 90 steps leading to the top. Its very beautiful blue and dark blue tiles draw one's attention to this landmark, considered the symbol of Antalya. The minaret was constructed between 1219 and 1236.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque

7) Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque

The Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque is a mosque in the city of Antalya. Built in 18th century in the Kalekapisi district, the mosque is one of the most important Ottoman mosques in the city.

The main dome, which rises on a high rim, is supported by three semi domes, one each in the east, west, and south directions, as well as three domes on the northern side. There are tiled panels decorated with Koranic verses in taliq script on the pointed arch-formed lunettes of the windows on the northern facade of the mosque and inside it.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Murat Paşa Mosque

8) Murat Paşa Mosque (must see)

The Murat Paşa Mosque is an Ottoman mosque in the Muratpaşa borough of Antalya. It was commissioned by Grand Vizier Kuyucu Murad Pasha in 1570 and is covered with a high dome upon a ten-corner frame, with the inscriptions on its inner walls running all through the internal facade in a ribbon while presenting the most beautiful example of the Turkish-Seljuk art of calligraphy. The altar next to the marble pulpit worked with reliefs is a simple construction. The last congregation place is covered with three domes rising above pointed arches of colored stone on four round columns.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Antalya for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Antalya has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Antalya, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.