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Mevlana Museum, Konya

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Mevlana Museum features a green mausoleum and the original lodge of the 13th-century mystic Sufi Muslim order, the whirling dervishes. The museum houses musical instruments, conical caps, and robes belonging to Mevlana, the founder of the sect. You'll also find illuminated Korans, a 9th-century gazelle-skin Christian manuscript, and a valuable silk prayer rug bearing a picture of the Kaaba. The interior of the mausoleum is ornamented with Islamic script and enameled reliefs. Behind a 16th-century silver gate, look for the tomb of Mevlana covered in velvet cloth embroidered with gold. Ethnographical exhibits in the dervish cells illustrate their daily lives. Be aware that the complex can get very crowded, since it is still a place of pilgrimage. Work out when and for how long to visit Mevlana Museum and other Konya attractions using our handy Konya vacation planner.
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  • For the Muslims, an important visit for us an interesting bit of history. The view of the Muslim religion is well visible.
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  • When you navigate inside hundreds of years ago people respect each other and never beat öümkün see.. Nowadays kaybetip is where everything that we've heard the craving
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  • When we went the second time more than the visit of the exalted mevlana. rest in peace we made our visit while visiting the people what the greatest feature soothing music.
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  • Very beautiful Mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
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  • One of the top attractions in Konya. The Mevlâna Museum, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the lodge of the Mevlevi order (the whirling dervishes). An entrance free museum, worth a visit._
  • Great insight on Rumi and the mevlevu tarikat. Recommended for history buffs.
  • One must visit this place during less crowded time. It's a spiritual retreat to visit Rumi's shrine.