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Mevlana Museum

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Phone Number: 0332-351-1215
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Very interesting museum

I had no idea how extensive the Mevlana Museum would be - the main sight, of course, was Rumi's tomb, but there were also several rooms featuring various artifacts, including... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I had no idea how extensive the Mevlana Museum would be - the main sight, of course, was Rumi's tomb, but there were also several rooms featuring various artifacts, including musical instruments. Instead of removing your footwear to visit the tomb, you are asked to don plastic slippers over your shoes, a great idea in such hot and humid temperatures.... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to learn about Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes. The museum is well done but very crowed. The figurines are a bit cheesy but do give you a good idea what life there was like. It was super interesting and taught me a lot. It was a great first stop on our journey through Turkey. A must do stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Rumi is a Persian poet and his Masnavi (collection of poems) is in Persian. "Rumi is one of the great souls, and one of the great spiritual teachers. Coleman Barks writes.. He shows us our glory. He wants us to be more alive, to wake up.…He wants us to see our beauty, in the mirror and in each other..." Rumi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This Museum is in fact one of the ancient mosques of which Konya has so many. Strongly connected with the Sufis and the housing the tomb of the great Rumi himself ( you will see quotes from his poems all over the internet) the "Museum" is still a place of pilgrimmage for many Muslims and devotees of Rumi. surrounded by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I did not went into the museum as I went there at night and it is closed. However, I am not disappointed at all because the building is so beautiful at night with the lightings. I recommend those people who are spending a night in Konya to visit the Mevlana museum at night for the nice lightings view. Even if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a very interesting museum, with several parts, beginning with a lovely garden. The room with sarcophaguses was interesting. Each of the "suffering rooms" where the dervishes spent time praying during Ramadan, has displays in them. There is a also room with life size wax figures in it. It was very interesting learning about the dervishes and their training.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A beautifully preserved museum, housing the tomb of Rumi. There is also a lovely collection of objects pertaining to Rumi and the Sufi order; and gorgeous rose gardens and green spaces in which to relax and take in the surrounds. The museum, true to Rumi's words, "come, come, whoever you are..." is open to everyone and visited by everyone. All... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It gives you interesting insights in Islam Art. We were there early on a Tuesday and it was already packed at 9:30 am in the morning. This is also a place where people pray in front of the mausoleums but some tourists do not show much respect. The entrance was free as well. Definitely a must-do while in Konya!

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Amazing place.. you skip a beat every time you pass.. just pass by it.. pretty crowded ofcourse.. entrance is free.. their shop has unique sovounirs than the ones in the bazars..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

well if you are travelling to konya you cannot leave without visiting the mevlana museum , the history of mevlana is waiting for you the museum is so well maintained

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