Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Turkey  /  Konya Province  /  Konya  /  Museums  /  Mevlana Museum

Mevlana Museum, Konya

4.4
#1 of 27 in Things to do in Konya
History Museum Historic Site
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.
Create an itinerary including Mevlana Museum
map
Related Tours to Book
View more tours
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,577 reviews
  • Chose your time to avoid crowds so you can enjoy this wonderful location. Plenty of information and detail to support ones understanding.  more »
  • We were in the transit time for 6 hours waiting for the bus to get us to Goreme when we decided to go to Mevlana museum to kill the time. It was a great decision since we found a very beautiful museum...  more »
  • İt's a sacred site, so please be mindful. The now masoleum of the Scholar Mevlana. Well written and clear signage and information both in Turkish and English. Very clean and evident it is well looked ...  more »

Plan your trip to Konya

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Konya

The religious and conservative city of Konya can accommodate all walks of life. You'll find a handful of hostels and guesthouses for the budget-conscious traveler, all within the city core and at walking distance from the city's biggest attraction, the mausoleum. If you want something a bit more upscale, look to the four- and five-star hotels, which are also within close proximity to the attractions. Because of the focus on the religious site, inns and restaurants rarely serve alcohol here. If this presents a problem, look for the few international chain hotels which are more geared toward the foreign traveler--these tend to feature a full bar offering.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Konya by other users

8 days in Konya BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 39 days in Konya BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Greece, Malta & Turkey BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN September, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Greece & Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM BURUNDI August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Konya BY A USER FROM EGYPT September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Konya BY A USER FROM SPAIN September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans