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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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  • It starts when I came in that spiritual air. I have goose bumps. It's nice to have free entrance, but it kept a lot of people out there abode, a native and foreign tourists. Kept under observation is required. One of the places to be seen once.
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  • Travel through history, Seljuk architecture, mosques, madrasas, magnificent manuscripts. purity of heart, love clean a place definitely worth a visit.
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  • Konya or visit everyone from first place. divinity is very high after the topkapı Museum, a place already most visited museum.
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