Alaeddin Hill

Archeological digs revealed that people initially settled here around 3000 BC and that Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman civilizations lived here. According to an 1849 gravure, a Seljuk palace, Kilic Arslan Mansion, and Alaeddin Mosque were originally located here, but only the Alaeddin Mosque can be seen today. The Mosque was built in 1220 and is Konya's largest and oldest mosque.

According to traveler Ebu Bekir el-Herevi, author of the 13th-century book Kitabu'z-Ziyarat, and Vasilij, a Russian pilgrim who journeyed to Jerusalem in the 15th century, Greek philosopher Plato's grave was here around the Amfilokios church. It is now a well-designed promenade where you may have fun while also visiting historical buildings.