Arabati Baba Tekke
Arabati Baba Tekke
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
While visiting Tetovo, we also visited Arabati Tekke. In addition to viewing the exterior, we also entered the inner courtyard. At that time, a dervish approached us, asked us where we were from and offered us coffee or tea. As we had just drunk a coffee, we politely declined, then he invited us to sit down to tell us the history of the tekke. So we were talking for about an hour in a very pleasant atmosphere. A really wonderful hour.
Written September 25, 2023
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Dakles
Southampton, UK1,329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Sadly this place is quite dilapidated in various areas but is still well worth a visit. We arrived early one evening and just entered the complex through what looked like the main gates and wandered around unhindered at our own pace. The complex comprises a collection of historic buildings set inside a walled courtyard and the atmosphere is truly tranquil. The architecture is quite stunning in places and with some dedicated restoration work this whole place could be spectacular.
Written September 6, 2019
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Kemeny
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia2,047 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
The Tekke is open 24/7 for everyone, can be found on the former Silk Road. The compound is bounded by stone walls, inside you can find interesting buildings and ancient history. The resident Baba is very friendly and happy to introduce the history of the compound.
Entrance is free.
Written February 10, 2018
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Hasan T
Ankara, Türkiye220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
Tekke's are open for everyone and for 24 hours a day. However this one has a special situation; although this is a Bektaşi Tekke Sunni Albanians took control in most of the campus and Bektaşi representative has only 80 sqm of the area. Please do not take the black bearded guy in the main garden into account as he knows nothing about the religion and history. You can easily recognise the Bektaşi representative from his white beard and look that makes you feel relieved.
Written September 17, 2017
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Zara T
London, UK4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
A walled compound full of interesting buildings and history. The resident Baba so welcoming and eager to explain the history of the site and the refreshing attitude of acceptance this branch of islam adopts. He has limited English but does speak many other languages so seek him out in his quarters
Written April 24, 2017
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Klaus B
Aarhus, Denmark195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The Dervish is very welcoming and will answer all your questions. The only problem is that you need somebody to translate if you do not speak Albanian or Macedonian. Sometimes there is somebody else present who speaks English or even Danish.
Written September 21, 2019
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mihaescuvlad
Timisoara, Romania250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This place used to be a very powerful and well maintained educational and spiritual complex. Now, it's not so well maintained but there are plans to refurbish and rebuild it. We asked the security guy if he can explain to us about the complex and he gave a very interesting half an hour exposition. However, he only speaks Macedonian, Serbian, Albanese and Turkish. There is only one Sufi Dervish still living there and we had an interesting discussion with him as well, again only the languages above are available.
Written August 6, 2019
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sligolandrover
sligo37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
Treated with great courtesy by the Baba. An authentic experience of a Historical Site which has seen better days.
Written November 21, 2018
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jozio
Poland805 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Large garden behind tall walls. Various buildings for man, women, priests, travelers. You can see graves of old Muslim priests. Well. Good to see.
Written August 31, 2018
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Martin M
Sheffield, UK14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Business
Arabati Baba Tekke is a hidden gem hiding behind its high stone walls. Once a resting place for travellers on the Silk Road and then a religious centre of learning it is now one of the few old collections of buildings in Tetovo. I can imagine it being a good place to visit on a hot day as there are several covered open sided buildings you could shelter from the sun.
Written December 18, 2016
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