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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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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is a good place to visit. Note that entrance ticket is now 5 TL, up from 3TL The mevlana Rumi and his relatives tombs are a reverence place. Even though all photography is forbidden, we saw several locals snapping pictures and the guards not saying anything. The complex also houses the museum which has some interesting mevlana effects but... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is more a pilgrimage site than a museum. Unless you are knowledgeable about sufism, much of what you'll see or of the explanation panels may seem a bit obscure. Still, t is a good occasion to learn a bit about sufims and the Rumi.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

For those non muslim, it's best to have tour guide w you to explain what is going on. Or u may use the audio guide but i don't know if they have. Don't come w blind knowledge, or else u will standing like a fool not knowing their history here n there or even why u want visit this place.... More

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Sufi culture, very rare in the world, many people came to pay respect for an ancient believe. Too many visitors

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had traveled to Konya on the last leg of my 10 day tour to Turkey and this was a vacation where i had taken my parents along. My mom and I are both great admirers of Maulana Rumi's works and hence this Museum was an absolute essential part of our trip. The Museum was extremely overcrowded with some women... More

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Orofino, Idaho
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very nice mausoleum of Rumi and Dervish lodge. Cheap entrance too. Lots of little shops and cafes around if you have to wait for people. Go as early as you can because the place fills up with tour buses.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The museum itself will take you about an hour to go through, depending on how many people are there. When I say bus loads of people are there, I am not exaggerating, so perhaps the earlier the better. Make sure your camera batteries are charged, you going to need them. Outside of Mevlana are small tours shops, with higher prices... More

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Scotland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I enjoyed my visit here. The mosque courtyard has a series of rooms which you can go in and out of and see various artefacts. The mosque contains the tomb of Mevlana as well as many other dervishes. The courtyard had a very peaceful feel to it and I could've sat there for hours. Very reasonable entry fee also.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Use the audio guide provided especially useful to guide you around the different parts of the courtyard and explain some brief background Good price for renting one, you will have to leave some form of ID Take an extra headset and share it since one device has two outlets

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Tehran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Going to Konya and you should know where, why and what? Mowlana is the symbol of Islamic Mysticism that most the western philosophers refer to him on debates about Islamic mysticism. His way of living, his thoughts and poems all has been registered in Persian language are forming a different tide of Islamic thinking. So most those who are going... More

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