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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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Eltham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

A fascinating insight into the development of the Mevlevi order and the man who created it, Mevlana. You see how the Whirling Dervishes came to be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is the reason why so many tourists from the Middle East visit Konya. It's a great experience, must be something like Lourdes for the catholics, I guess. Entrance fee is only 5 TL, visit takes about 2 hours, don't forget to bring a scarf to cover your head and wear long trousers (it's not obliged, but...)

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Nagpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is a place for offering reverence to a great Sufi Master but has become a tourist attraction & is too crowded but inspite of that it is worth visiting.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

it takes you back to the times of Rumi & shams , the exhibition show cases the utensils , clothing musical instruments etc from the times it all started.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The commentary giving the history of Mevlana's ancestors and his life, his resting place, and the chambers displaying many relics was a worthwhile visit that once would like to learn about more before revisiting it. Once isn't enough.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I expected more of the museum. But, of couse the poetry of Mevlana-Rumi is great and just the ambiance gets you. I wish they had some poetry citing or reading as part of the museum activities..

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Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A well presented display explaining the Mevlevi 'lodge' tradition. Rumi's tomb very beautiful. Entry cheap at 5 TL

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Enhancing your inner self and seek how a true believer lived. It was afternoon praying time,went for praying in the prayer area I forgot my sunglasses/reading glass it didn't take 5 minutes I return. It was gone it seems that some people are there for opportunity!!! I was very upset. A Turkish lady apologize, it shouldn't happen. So watch for... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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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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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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