Mevlana Müzesi
Mevlana Müzesi
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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  • KarinLachner
    Romania8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see in Konya
    This is an entire museum complex, so you need more time to discover the place. Besides the tomb (mausoleum) of the 13th-century philosopher, poet, and religious leader Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, you can visit the small lodges of the members of the Sufi order, a small museum with valuable artefacts, an old library and the gardens. In peak season the entire place is crowded. I would highly recommend you to hire a guide.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Farhana L
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and insightful
    Interesting place and though some boards of information an audio guide would be helpful. Good insight into the Mevlana order and how it evolved. Decor in the tomb area breathtaking. Surely so many shoe covers generate unnecessary plastic usage? Hoping they are recycled.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • tinkle_24
    Northampton, United Kingdom1,780 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional museum!
    Mevlana or Rumi, famed for his philosophical ideas and creator of whirling dervishes. The mausoleum housed his tomb and others from the building. Peaceful and tranquil with brilliant illuminated manuscripts and books with beautiful drawings. A must visit museum but read about him before going! Exquisite carvings in wood and copper of whirling dervishes dorn entrances of small rooms housing artefacts outside main building.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, United Kingdom16,537 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Should be on your "to do" list and not missed
    If you are in Konya, this is one museum which should be on your "to do" list and not missed. Giving the history of the "Whirling Dervishes", there are plenty of board descriptions in English but I found it worthwhile doing a bit of reading up beforehand (so that you know what you are looking at). Although it gets busy, if you are patient you will be able to see everything.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 November 2023
  • angelmusicmaven
    New York City, New York255 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    History
    Lovely grounds to learn about Rumi and pay respects at his tomb. The free entry was quite appreciated; we did not find the 70 TRY audio guide of much use- it basically narrates the signs in a British accent! The bazaar is quite close by so you can have a good portion of your day set right in this area.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 November 2023
  • Marvin G
    Ogdensburg, New York1,493 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum gives a wonderful insight into the teachings of Rumi.
    Konya is the bastion of Seljuk culture and home to the whirling dervish faith (Mavlevi). The mosque, monastery, and museum are located on beautiful parklike grounds. The museum is dedicated to the teachings of Rumi, a 13th-century poet, Islamic scholar, and Sufi mystic who was born in Persia . He later moved to Konya where he preached his brand of mysticism.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 December 2023
  • 1957
    Ottawa, Canada829 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting!
    As part of our Gate 1 tour, we visited this mausoleum which holds 13th century Mevlana Rumi, the religious, poet, philosopher and founder of the whirling dervishes. His tomb is found there and six other coffins are lined up in rows of threes..…you have to wear scarf over your head and wear plastic over your shoes which they provide. Nice exhibits and artifacts are found. Around the square there are door entrances to small rooms which displays housing artifacts, old library etc..and a garden. It made us understand more this since we had seen a performance of the Whirling dervishes the night before..
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 April 2024
  • Charles_and_Susan
    Nottingham, United Kingdom7,261 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An elaborately decorated museum to the whirling dervishes
    This is an intersting insight into the Mevlana - Whirling Dervishes. As you'd expect, it's elaborately decorated. Some rooms have displays of the dervishes, other rooms contain the tombs. Outside was an area maintained for the "mother's graves". It's all contained in gardens.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 April 2024
  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia1,489 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rumi's magnificent mausoleum
    Rumi, also known as Mevlana in Turkey, was a Sufi poet from the 13th century and was the inspiration for the Whirling Dervishes founded by his son. Apparently he is famous not just in Turkey but internationally though I had not heard of him before. This site was originally a lodge for the Whirling Dervishes which was made a museum by Ataturk in 1927. After entering the main gate you can visit the side chambers around the courtyard. These were originally cells for the Whirling Dervishes and now contain displays explaining what their life was like. There are also other tombs and gravestones in this area. The mausoleum itself contains Rumi’s sarcophagus in an ornately decorated area underneath the turquoise dome you can see from the outside. It is exquisite. The small mosque displays collections of Rumi’s words, old illuminated korans, prayer rugs and holy relics. When we visited this part we were required to wear the plastic overshoes supplied. Photos were allowed. Our guide said that women weren't required to wear headscarves in the mausoleum but we saw so many other tour groups where the women did that I felt under-dressed. We weren't stopped but I recommend you come prepared.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 April 2024
  • WorldGlutton
    London, United Kingdom23,217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to see!!!
    Melvana Museum in Konya opens from 9am – 6.30pm, it has large compound to walk around. Good that we have our guide to explain as information or signboards are very limited . The museum complex includes the mausoleum, a mosque, a dervish seminary, and several exhibition rooms, libraries, and research centers. The high domed ceiling has geometric patterns The exterior features intricate tile work and calligraphy, while the interior showcase a beautiful blend of marble, woodwork and vibrant stained glass. The Museum exhibits a remarkable collection of Rumi's personal belongings, manuscripts, and many cultural artifacts. In every exhibition room, there is different collections , each with a story to tell. When entering religious sites, men & women must dress conservatively. Women must wear a scarf,however scarf are usually available for those who do not have one, it is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to pay their respects in an appropriate manner. It is an interesting visit, with lots to read and look in this Museum, especially having read about Melvana aka Rumi’s quotes over many years, indeed it was great to see his resting place !!!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 May 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I didn't know much of anything about Mevlana before visiting Konya, and I can't say as I know much more now after visiting, but the mausoleum is a fabulous, unusual building. Haven't seen such a large, green structure like this elsewhere. Inside, it was very interesting to see the devotees in almost cult-like manner visiting the mausoleum.
Written 6 March 2020
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289febriana
Jakarta, Indonesia276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This museum was function as boarding school for people who interested in learning Sufism and aspire to be a Dervis.
The museum complex exhibit example of the Dervis student bedroom, study room, and ancient Al Qur'an copy among other things.
There were thombs of several key figures in Sufism in the main building.
Please be mindful of your clothing when entering the premise. Wearing clothes which is not too reavealing will be your best bet.
Written 25 April 2020
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c-porter333
Athenry, Ireland378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
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 & it's mesmerising to watch the Mevlana. It was so worth the time & effort to go. We went to the show on Saturday evening at 7pm it was only 30TL each which isn't even €2! Everyone in Konya was helpful & friendly I never worse a head scarf but dressed respectfully as suits this shrine. Go & enjoy it does your soul good 💖
Written 31 May 2022
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Shaun
Empangeni, South Africa10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Couples
Beautiful visit to the museum, I highly recommend a guide as there is lots of history to be told. It is not a very long tour, approximately 45min with a guide and I would think 15-20 min without a guide. You are allowed photos but have to use shoe covers which is provided and although it is a museum the security prefer that women cover shoulders and legs, they do provide cloaks as well.
Written 10 July 2022
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Gulten Argamak
Green Valley, AZ38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I enjoyed visiting Mevlana's tomb and the museum. It took us about two hours. Except, when nature called, we had to look for restrooms. It was discusting and very dirty, it smelled pis. Konya's city hall managment could spent more money and time to preserve Mevlana museum than spending more money building giant building in the center part of Konya.
Written 28 May 2023
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Shiny s
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Once you step inside the Museum, you will be mesmerised and it is so peaceful and tranquil. We went at 9.00 am in the morning and honestly it was the most peaceful part of Konya. We all loved every minute of our visit to see Mevlana Rumi's tomb.
Written 29 August 2022
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, also know as just Rumi or Mevlana, was born in 1207, out of Persian speaking parents in Balkh, nowadays a part of Afghanistan but back then it was a part of the Persian Empire. He was and is known as a great poet, Islamic scholar, Sufi mystic, philosopher and founder of the whirling dervishes. His works were translated worldwide, in more than 25 languages, and his tomb became almost a pilgrimage place. At the time of our visit the museum was very crowded both with locals and tourists from all over the world. The area around the tomb is superbly decorated, there are a few other tombs in the museum, as well as nice collection of manuscript Korans and other religious writings.
Written 19 October 2022
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Kurtis
Trabzon, Türkiye30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We were staying across the street from the Muzesi and was one of the places we wanted to see. As this is a key place for Muslims (so we were told) is it pretty busy. There is a big square with a Cami (which is also beautiful). There really isnt much to the Museum but worth the trip. You go into the actual musuem and see many ancient writing and manuscripts. As you enter the main part, there are lots of tombs of Rumi's followers. Were Rumi is actually laid to rest is quite beautiful. Mosaic tile line the floor to ceiling in bright beautiful colors. You will see people what looks like in prayer. There are some of his books, some beautiful Koran's on display and then you are done. It probably took us 20 minutes.

It is a major attraction so you will have vendors and small kids asking for money/food but nothing real aggressive
Written 1 September 2020
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Rustam_Yuldashev
Tashkent, Uzbekistan122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
When somewhere some countries assemble smart city, we usually understand that city will have smart gadgets around, and many other smart infrastructures oriented to to preserve or maintain nature. But after visiting this beautiful place, my concept of a smart city changed. as in this place lived and worked a wise man, whose advice will do everything for the sake of maintaining the nature of both man and the world
Written 25 September 2021
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Friends
Interesting museum complex. Better with a guide to talk you through. Take a,scarf to cover head when entering the tomb. Also dress modestly to be respectful.

Later that night (Thursday ) returned to watch a free Whirling Dervish performance. Interesting.
Written 7 July 2023
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