Galata Mevlevi Museum, Istanbul

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Galata Mevlevi Museum is located in Istanbul. Work out when and for how long to visit Galata Mevlevi Museum and other Istanbul attractions using our handy Istanbul holiday planner.
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  • July 27, 2017
    For years from Sharjah. This is the first time I visit mevlevihaneyi. Very helpful and the price is. Place sema ritual September. I would recommend to visit. View more ads about me. To be more attractive as a place of tourist can be achieved.
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  • July 26, 2017
    posted on July 22, 2017 located İstiklal Street trip I traveled this historic mevlevihâneyi de tunnel Museum card valid input on tl have historic tombs Inside the Museum portion of the history of musical instruments, wear unique clothing apparel use have a fancy place documents
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  • July 13, 2017
    Cross the Galata bridge and take the short Metro climb to Tunel (or literally climb the streets) and you'll find the Mevlevi Museum just east of the Metro stop. The small entry fee grants entrance to ...  more »
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  • It is small and you need about 45 minutes up to two hours to see the exhibit. The sama dance schedule is on their website so if you like to come here for the dance check their website.
  • History of Ottomans and Turks. One can see the way they lives and teaching methods.
  • Perfect place to know about mevlevi
  • If you want a unique cultural experience, buy tickets to see the Whirling Dervishes perform at the Galata Lodge. It's a historic building that puts on performances every day. Go early so you actually get a seat with a good view. The performance lasts more than an hour and it's interesting, but if you have a hard time sitting still like me, you'll get tired of it after ten minutes. Pro tip: If you are bored of this performance, try to pick one guy and focus on them to see if they make any funny facial expressions as they whirl around.
  • Bring a small towel, and wash your feet. A perfect place to rest and cool your feet after or before walking Taksim + Istanbul. Connect at this small retreat by washing your feet at the fountain.

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