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Mevlana Museum

Konya, Turkey
0332-351-1215
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Ranked #2 of 25 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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Scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

If you find that you are in Konya, then this is the central architectural attraction you came to see. This is the location of the iconic picture of Konya, the beautiful conical turquoise tiled tower next to the gray rounded mosque roof. Although this is a pretty place, I would not go out of my way to get to Konya... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a remarkable museum of the Mevlana order of Sufism. It is principally focused on its founder, Rumi, but extends to include all aspects of Sufism including, dress, history, initiation into the order, plus a live dede (an initiated adherent) who recites the Koran continuously. The place is filled with very elaborate calligraphy. Also house the tomb of Rumi,... More

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Paris, France
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Konya doesn't have much in terms of tourist attractions, to this is a good place to learn about Sufism and the Order of the Whirling Dervishes. The monuments are not stunning, but the museum + audio tour give you a good summary of this branch of Islam. I recommend that you get the audio guide and plan on two hours... More

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kuala lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Our group tour started by visiting the tomb which is under that turquoise conical dome. The interior was very elaborate with many other tombs but photography wasn't allowed. Our guide told us that in the past, the sultans would make at least one visit here to pay their respects. Even today, it is still a place of pilgrimage as apart... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

First you see the green tiled "minaret" over his resting place. Then as you pass through the gate into the courtyard of the school you see the lovely fountain. Surrounding are the cells they used which seem to have been quite comfy with a fireplace, curtains and a bed. These cells now are used to display artefacts - clothes, books,... More

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East Bay, California
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Enjoyed learning about this very interesting, talented man. He used music, poetry and dance to have a relationship with God and you learn about these things at this museum. This is a special, spiritual place for many of the visitors. Rumi is still highly revered. This is also a place to learn about the Order of the Whirling Dervishes which... More

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Mevlana Celaleddiin-i Rumi lived in 13 th. in Konya . He is known as a saint , he wrote many poems about Human relations , he called people ,,, come whatever , whoever are ,,come what you think , who you are .. those are very important thinking for our time ,, but it never works now ,, he was... More

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