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Mevlana Muzesi, Konya

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Mevlana Muzesi 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 Muzesi visit and explore what else you can see and do in Konya using our Konya trip maker app.
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  • We specifically wanted to see the Mevlana or Whirling Dervishes so we travelled to Konya for a night from Alanya. It is an amazing experience ❤️ The music is old turkish music from centuries ago... 
    We specifically wanted to see the Mevlana or Whirling Dervishes so we travelled to Konya for a night from Alanya. It is an amazing experience ❤️ The music is old turkish music from centuries ago...  more »
  • Well worth visiting, beautiful architecture and articles on display. The tomb of the Rumi is wonderful. Our guide told us his story to aid our experience. We mixed with religious visitors which... 
    Well worth visiting, beautiful architecture and articles on display. The tomb of the Rumi is wonderful. Our guide told us his story to aid our experience. We mixed with religious visitors which...  more »
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  • The Mevlana Museum is a great place to stop if you’re in the area. If you practise Islam then it is probably a must; especially for those who study Sufism as this museum houses the orders founder. Much of the building is a kind of mausoleum dedicated to him. There is also a lot of information about Sufism and how it’s practiced. One of the key staples of Sufism was developing excellent calligraphy skills and they hand copied a lot of books. You can see many originals here.
  • It was the most peaceful place i have ever been to. The vibe was so pure and serene. The aura is extremely positive. The feeling can't be explained in words but if you are a Rumi lover, you must go there

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