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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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  • I recommend that a good clean and historic place be seen and that the shopkeepers are suitable and friendly.
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  • It fascinates those who walk around with a beautiful and spiritual air. You have the opportunity to see closely the clothes and items on display of the soup kitchens built in the past.
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  • A beautiful spiritual place to visit. Get to know the birthplace of Sufism. Everything is well maintained and conserved. The guides and information available at every corner of the museum are quite informative. With all the rush that is there, the place is quite calming and soothing. One should definitely visit it while in Konya
  • It is not a place, it is an experience. A spiritual journey. It will make your soul travel to a different tangent, but make sure you go when there is not much rush. Ideally early morning. Take your time n see everything and assimilate the peacefulness. See the museum first n go to the tomb at the end. Museum rooms are small n get easily crowded.
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