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Definitely one to visit

A small museum, but worth a visit to learn more about the Dervish culture. We weren't sure what to... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Spalding, United Kingdom
Not what we expected

This is a small museum explaining the history of the Dervish culture, with lots of Dervish tombs in... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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31 Dec 2017
“Definitely one to visit”
27 Nov 2017
“Not what we expected”
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

A small museum, but worth a visit to learn more about the Dervish culture. We weren't sure what to expect but it was an interesting museum and definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is a small museum explaining the history of the Dervish culture, with lots of Dervish tombs in one room. We thought there would be real people and a whirling performance, but not here. For that, I think you need to go to Selimiye Square.

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

It has many graves and a room with sofi singers mannequin. Also a gallery of pictures all around the walls.

Thank Abeer M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nice example of Ottoman architecture. It has a small collection of items and some explanation on the derviş culture. It is nice to pass by and just spend half an hour inside. It is calm and cool. I have posted the opening hours in one...More

Thank Agustin M
Reviewed 16 January 2017

until 1950ies the message of MEVLANA jelaleddin Rumi was extended to the rest of the world from here,

Thank Bayram T
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Mevlevi Tekke Museum which is a tekke in Lefkosa near the Kyrenia Gate in Northern Cyprus. It has historically been used by the Mevlevi Order (Whirling Dervishes) and now serves as a museum and is one of the most important historical and religious buildings in...More

Thank Daisyboris
Reviewed 2 December 2015

The museum in on the edge of the historical and cultural part of northern cyprus. Though it is a holy place but it seems almost an abandoned place. What a pity!

Thank Abderrahim L
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Ideally located at the old fort gates of the Northern Territory of Cyprus, the museum is actually an old Sufi sanctuary which holds the graves of previous mystical saints, with a brief introduction towards Sufism through the writings of Rumi. I was expecting more details...More

Thank MuhammadDudha
Reviewed 17 December 2013

In Ottoman times, the Mevlevi Tekke was the meeting place of the important social and cultural order - the Mevlevi - founded by the poet Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi. The order came to Cyprus with Anatolian people when the island was conquered by the Ottomans on...More

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