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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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  • 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 »