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Mevlana Museum

Konya, Turkey
0332-351-1215
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Konya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The tomb of Molana, Persian poet and Islamic sufi. more »
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Boras, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is interesting if you are interested in islam and sufism. Mevalana museum is the mausoleum of Rumi also known as Mevlana. How long time you spend in the museum depends on how interested you are. It was very much people and you are not allowed to picture inside the tombs. I got goosebumps when I heard the call... More

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Adelaide
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The grounds and buildings are easy to access. The exhibits are interesting and in most cases have enough information to understand what was involved. Allow about an hour.

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Scotland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Entry fee is really inexpensive and museum is extremely interesting. The Pakistani president was also visiting on the day we where there & one area ( tomb)was closed off for around 20 mins but didnt cause too much disruption. Museum is made of many small 'rooms' which show the lives of the Mevlana/dervish and gives a good insight to their... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very nice and informative museum about mevlana. If you do not do your preparation, might be overwhelmed by huge amount of information about mevlana.

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Winnipeg
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70 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We made a short stop at this museum and truly did not know what to expect. We were surprised to learn that the whirling dervishes are a religious sect. Recreation of the early days of the sect was worth seeing. It was surprising to see a small mosque area there for prayer. Very passionate believers.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very informative visit. We hired the audio system to navigate the grounds. Would advise this unless you have a private guide. Well worth a visit.

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Illinois
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219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a very beautiful museum, but since it was very crowded we were basically pushed through and watched like we were some sort of criminals. Not my best experience in the beautiful country and will not return to this site.

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Aventura, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It was great feeling to see the tomb of Mevlana . That brıngs you back to many years back. I would like to go back.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is very much a tourist attraction but understandably so. For once we used the audio tour which although slightly irritating was quite explanatory (some of the sequences on the brochure seem to go out of sync and we would possibly have missed some parts). The layout of how the whole area worked was good and well explained but personally... More

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Eltham, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

A fascinating insight into the development of the Mevlevi order and the man who created it, Mevlana. You see how the Whirling Dervishes came to be.

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