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Mevlana Museum

Address: Konya, Turkey
Phone Number: 0332-351-1215
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Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Konya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: History museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The museum is a small, nicely decorated building holding the remains of Rumi and ancient copies of the Koran. I suppose if your interests lie in this direction, it would be an important place to visit. As it wasn't for us, it was just ok.

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izmir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

spritual and mistic atmosphere to feel relax and peace. Also you have to read Mesnevi and philosophy of Sems

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

In the ancient city but still thriving city of Konya the Mevlana Mosque museum showcases the burial place of Rumi - the world famous spiritual poet and founder of the whirling dervishes. The displays about the lives and organisation of the whirling dervishes were interesting but slightly amateurish. Much more fascinating was the interior of the gorgeous old mosque -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place is stunning, not too many people. I got an audio set but at the end i was unsure who mevlana was until i googled and found he is the persian mystic Rumi.

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SIngapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It is such a nice quaint place. Architecturally beautiful. There are quite a number of tourists during my visit; and I think it would be great to have a guide to explain the display and etc.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The ancient building in the museum is fascinating and the tombs of great kings are incredibly dedicate with the good preservation.you can feel the coldness of death.

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Ballarat, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Mevlana museum was full of Japanese tour groups vying for selfies when we visited. It was difficultt to see much as a result and what we did see did not live up to our expectations. We struggled to get to see the Mevlana's resting place and many of the treasured printed items. We had more luck with the dioramas... More 

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DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Take the time to read the stories. It's a really interesting history of Rumi and the dervishes. There are also some beautifully illustrated Korans.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Loved the beautiful Mevlana shrine. Interesting collection of ancient Qur'ans. Lots of artifacts from Sufi history. No admission fee, although you must collect a ticket and pass through a turnstile. Closes at 16:40, contrary to info on website. Open 7 days.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Quite an interesting museum complex with some exhibition rooms and many tombs of famous spiritual leaders. Lots of things to see, but it won't swallow much of your time. I wish we could have had a guide, however and would recommend getting one. It's a sacred religious place so dress modestly.

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