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Mevlana Museum

Address: Konya, Turkey
Phone Number: 0332-351-1215
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Konya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The entrance is free all the time, there is one entrance gate and two exit gates. We have used galos while visiting the tomb/mausoleum. You can imagine the life of the dervishes while visiting the museum area.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Stopped here for about an hour en route to Cappadoccia. Very well worth a visit - if you happen to be in the area. Museum can feel a bit crowded and not allowed to take pictures within the main building - but OK in some of the other minor buildings where there are interesting artifacts. Does it compare with the... More 

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Gutersloh, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Travelling to Cappadocia, we made a break in Konya. We benefited from our break in Konya for shopping in downtown of Konya and visited the "Mevlana Museum", too. However, we also had a bit of bad luck, because one important area of the Museum was closed for renovation. Thus, the visit was very limited. It's not allowed to take photos... More 

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Stockton, California
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was able to see inside a religious center and view some of the most revered dervishes and also enter the training center.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

This museum covers a part of Turkish culture of which we had limited knowledge. The approach to the building and its green spire is impressive. Then you don footies for a pass through the mausoleum of Mevlana and the museum. There are many exhibits that help you to understand the dervishes and how they lived. There is quite a bit... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

As part of our tour of turkey we stopped off at this museum - cost was 15 Turkish Lira to go in - it has bad mannequins and little space as it is a main tourist attraction - but putting that to one side it is an interesting place - I'd never realised that the Dervishes were part of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

spend the afternoon at museum it is so interesting and the mosque is worth the visit too.....Konya is an interesting city to visit

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Cardiff, Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a 13th century Sufi mystic and poet is buried here, along with several members of his family. His tomb is a place of pilgrimage and is very crowded with devotees and tourists, although this hustle and bustle doesn't take away the spirituality. An advocate of unlimited tolerance, he stated in his teachings that all religions are... More 

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Marmaris, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Amazing history of culture, Mevlana turbesi has a mystical and tranquil atmosphere, highly recommend visiting this wonderful museum.

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

For anyone who had read Rumi or who has any Spiritual inclination this is the place to visit. I presume no one would come to Konya if it was not for either of these reasons! The moment one steps in, even the majest of the door you realize that you are in a Sacred Place, the row of tomb of... More 

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