Ali Pişrev tomb

Zarifa Alikperova The tomb of Amir ‘Ali Pishraw in Kayseri is a rectangular building which measures about 8.6 x 7.4 metres. Made of cut stone, it is dated to 1350, corresponding to the year that Kayseri was ruled [...]

Çifte Medresi

Patricia Blessing This double building consisting of madrasa and hospital was founded in 602/1205 from the estate of Gawhar Nasība Sulṭān, a sister of Ghiyāth al-Dīn Kaykhusraw I, as is evident in [...]

Ҫifte Türbe

Zarifa Alikperova The tomb, known as Çifte Türbe, is located about six kilometres away from the centre of Kayseri. The tomb is built in stone and dated to 1247-48. Like many funerary structures in [...]

Döner Kümbet

Elif Demirtiken Döner Kümbet (the Revolving or Rotating Tomb, which takes its modern name from the legend that the tomb rotates once every couple of years), located to the south-east of the citadel [...]

Haci Kiliç

Zarifa Alikperova The Hacı Kılıç complex is located in the north of Kayseri. Dated to 1249, the complex includes a mosque and a madrasa, both of which are constructed from cut stone. The entrance to [...]

Huand Hatun

Patricia Blessing The Māhperī Khātūn Complex (locally known as Huand Hatun Complex) stands facing the medieval citadel of Kayseri. The complex consists of a mosque, madrasa, mausoleum, and the ruins of a [...]

Karatay Han

Patricia Blessing Construction of the Karatay Han on the road from Kayseri to Malatya was probably begun under orders from sultan Alā al-Dīn Kayqubād I (r. 1220-37) in accordance with the practice of [...]

Sahibye Medresi

Patricia Blessing The Sahibiye Medrese, located in the centre of Kayseri close to the citadel, was founded by Ṣāḥib ‘Aṭā Fakhr al-Dīn Ali in 665/1267-8.[1] It has been suggested that the patron (or his [...]

Sultan Han

Niamh Bhalla The Sultan Han, located around 50 km northeast of Kayseri in the village of Tuzhisar, is the second largest – and one of the richest and most complete – Seljuk caravanserais to have survived. It is [...]