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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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  • Unfortunately, I arrived during the Mevlâna festival every year from 10 to 17 December. Unable to access to the mosque and the Tomb. However, the Museum is very informative, but with everyone, hard to get into the spirituality of the place... I would therefore advise you to avoid this time of the year for your visit!
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  • Great but outstanding was crowded. Maybe it was as of the period we went. I didn't even make it inside. Mevlana's '' tolerance be like ' the sea ' mentioned, guess who's not here. Everybody, plucking the hair to get inside his head.
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  • We prayed to our God we visited friendly Mevlanamızı clean beautiful preserved with care be stored masından very happy. I think there is a feeling of joyful and pure form like everyone.
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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.