Yakutiye Medrese

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Yakutiye Medrese
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Yakutiye Medrese
Religion
AffiliationIslam
DistrictErzurum
ProvinceErzurum
RegionEastern Anatolia
Location
LocationTurkey Erzurum, Turkey
Architecture
TypeMadrasa
StyleIslamic, Seljuk architecture
Completed1310
Minaret(s)1

Yakutiye Medrese is a historical 14th century Madrasa in Erzurum, Turkey.[1] The madrasa was built in 1310 by order of a local governor of the Ilkhanids, Hoca Yakut, and it is named after him.[2]

Building[edit]

It is a rectangular building with an inner courtyard, surrounded by the rooms for the students. It has a monumental portal decorated with stone carvings and one Minaret with geometrical decorations. There is also an adjoining Kümbet. Today the building is used as a museum dedicated to ethnography and Turkish and Islamic art. [3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey: Turkey, Suzanne Swan, page 318, 2012
  2. ^ DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey: Turkey, Suzanne Swan, page 318, 2012
  3. ^ DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey: Turkey, Suzanne Swan, page 318, 2012

Coordinates: 39°54′23″N 41°16′20″E / 39.9064°N 41.2721°E / 39.9064; 41.2721