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The Mevlevi Tekke Museum

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Address: Nicosia, Cyprus
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Don't expect too much and you will like it

Nice example of Ottoman architecture. It has a small collection of items and some explanation on the derviş culture. It is nice to pass by and just spend half an hour inside. It... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2017
Agustin M
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

Nice example of Ottoman architecture. It has a small collection of items and some explanation on the derviş culture. It is nice to pass by and just spend half an hour inside. It is calm and cool. I have posted the opening hours in one of the photos.

Thank Agustin M
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

until 1950ies the message of MEVLANA jelaleddin Rumi was extended to the rest of the world from here,

Thank Bayram T
Esentepe, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Mevlevi Tekke Museum which is a tekke in Lefkosa near the Kyrenia Gate in Northern Cyprus. It has historically been used by the Mevlevi Order (Whirling Dervishes) and now serves as a museum and is one of the most important historical and religious buildings in Cyprus. It is traditionally believed that the building was built in the early 17th century,... More 

Thank Daisyboris
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed December 2, 2015

The museum in on the edge of the historical and cultural part of northern cyprus. Though it is a holy place but it seems almost an abandoned place. What a pity!

Thank Abderrahim L
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2014

Ideally located at the old fort gates of the Northern Territory of Cyprus, the museum is actually an old Sufi sanctuary which holds the graves of previous mystical saints, with a brief introduction towards Sufism through the writings of Rumi. I was expecting more details and and an insight of who Rumi was rather, the museum was focusing on the... More 

Thank MuhammadDudha
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

In Ottoman times, the Mevlevi Tekke was the meeting place of the important social and cultural order - the Mevlevi - founded by the poet Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi. The order came to Cyprus with Anatolian people when the island was conquered by the Ottomans on 1571. The lodge was built in the early years of the 17th century as the... More 

Thank Angela H

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