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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. Plan your Mevlana Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Konya using our Konya trip maker app .
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  • To enter the peace climate nibs grow MeV is very different. People have very different feelings when visiting the shrine and the Museum alive. Turkey's people from all over came flocking this reinforces our unity and solidarity Center of attraction.
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  • If you do not who is Rumi - congratulations, you have so much pleasure ahead :-) If you know who is Mevlana - you must see this place. If you are Georgian - you definitely have to check this site, cau...  more »
  • There's a lot of long sentences don't need to establish this atmosphere you have to live in a peaceful environment is very suitable for visitors
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  • Really Beautiful and peaceful place. I really love the beautiful tone played in Museum. I travelled there for one day but lived there for 3 days. Really wish to visit again.
  • Amazing place. Kept very clean and guards everywhere to keep people in line. Shops around the mosque are great as well. Although there was a guy with a gun tucked into his pants behind him. I wasn't sure of the gun laws here and he didn't seem to be doing anything suspicious so i didn't say anything but i am wondering why he would need to carry it and be so careless about its positioning and concealment. It made me and my group very uncomfortable to the point we felt the need to leave as soon as possible without seeing everything.
  • Awsum....mystic sama....best thing is its free n u can enjoy to ur soul....
  • Very clean. Well managed by local authorities. Good small shops nearby for tourists. The place s always busy with people from all around the world!
  • Very nice and peaceful place. Some people might not like it if they are party animal type of people. Definitely recommend it for spirituality experience.

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