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Mevlana Museum

Address: Konya, Turkey
Phone Number: 0332-351-1215
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Konya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Ballarat, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited Mevlana Museum in Konya in late December. The museum is clean and well maintained. Like other Turkish architecture, the interior of the domes was ornately decorated. Inside we also could see the tombs and 'artifacts' that explained every aspect of Mevlana's life.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Found this a really interesting museum taking you through the ages. The exhibits were excellent and really told you a lot about Turkish history

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Matera, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I believe that if you go with the right circle of friends and pick the right guide, it will be an unforgettable and spiritual experience.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our visit took less time than we expected as the museum was smaller than we thought but nonetheless it was well worth going. Not much by way of interaction but not a problem for people of my age group. We went early in the day and managed to avoid the crowds. Some how managed not to spot the world's largest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

One of the best places to visit in Turkey .. If you are looking for inner peace I would highly recommend Mevlana museum !!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The interior of the museum was great - exhibits properly explained and architecture are beautiful. Having said that, we didn't really enjoy ourselves as the place was quite crowded and we later found out that there were gangs of pickpockets were operating within the grounds which is a big shame for such a religious place.

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