Mevlana Müzesi
Mevlana Müzesi
4.5
Historic SitesHistory Museums
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 Kingdom1,779 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 York254 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 Kingdom7,259 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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happykoabug
Honolulu, HI600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Interesting place to visit but it was super-crowded in mid-April. Ladies need to wear a covering on your head and all need to wear plastic booties over your shoes (they provide this). The museum complex includes the mausoleum, a mosque, a dervish seminary, and several exhibition rooms, libraries, and research centers. The interior was very elaborate with gold and many chanderliers. There are quite a few 15th c Qurans to admire.
Written 31 May 2024
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jxx9595
Washington, DC1,398 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Not gigantic but still pretty spectacular both inside and out. It's wonderful that you can take pictures inside. The history here is pretty spectacular too. The only cautionary note is that you have to put plastic booties over your shoes, and they can be a bit slippery. Just be a bit careful
Written 22 May 2024
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Mehrdad_raeisie
Iran40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Hazrat Muhammad Jalaluddin Balkhi was known as Maulana Sufi and an Iranian poet who migrated from Iran after the Mongol invasion and came to Konya and after many years of life he met a person named Shams Tabrizi and fell in love with that person and made him flourish. Hazrat Rumi has many diwans of poetry, the most beautiful of which is Diwan Shams Tabrizi
Written 21 May 2024
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WorldGlutton
London, UK23,217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
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 !!!
Written 13 May 2024
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia1,489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 29 April 2024
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bcsystems
Ann Arbor, MI5,019 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This mausoleum give you a better understand of Mevlana Rumi, the founder of the whirling dervishes. His tomb is found there. There also many other important artifacts at the museum
Written 26 April 2024
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK7,259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 23 April 2024
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1957
Ottawa, Canada829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
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..
Written 16 April 2024
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Naila R
Nottingham, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Beautiful Mosque and rich in heritage.
Would definitely recommend a visit ot the Mosque and Museum. Explains the stages of Sufism.
Written 29 February 2024
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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY1,493 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
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.
Written 21 December 2023
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