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Address: Konya, Turkey
Phone Number: 0332-351-1215
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12:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 4:30 pm
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interesting museum

We went as part of our RSD tour of Cappadochia. We found it interesting that this was a museum but also a working mosque where we could see the separate parts for men and women to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went as part of our RSD tour of Cappadochia. We found it interesting that this was a museum but also a working mosque where we could see the separate parts for men and women to pray.Also you could see the cells where the monks lived and a lot of artefacts belonging to Mevlana.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a large complex of buildings seeking to explain Mevlana's creation - the dervishes. It is very much dependent on a cult of personality yet gives fascinating details of Islam's only monastic tradition.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Unlike anything seen before, this combines a respectful religious experience with a set of small rooms around a courtyard, showing & explaining all aspects of Mevlana. Set in beautiful rose gardens with shady seating, this is worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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