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“An great lesson in History from this Sufi Materso”
Review of Mevlana Museum

Mevlana Museum
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US$124.56*
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3-Day Cappadocia Tour from Antalya
Ranked #2 of 59 things to do in Konya
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I had traveled to Konya on the last leg of my 10 day tour to Turkey and this was a vacation where i had taken my parents along. My mom and I are both great admirers of Maulana Rumi's works and hence this Museum was an absolute essential part of our trip.

The Museum was extremely overcrowded with some women pilgrims, who seemed like Kurdish. Please ensure you avoid visiting Konya in May-June as this is the time when many tourists both Turkish and Foreigners, come to Konya to pay their respects to the Maulana, and the place can become unbearably crowded.

The Museum and Maulana's tomb are located in a single complex. Please respect the local Muslim culture and do not attempt to take pictures of Maulana's tomb or that of his disciples, who are all buried in the large burial chamber.

The burial chamber starts with the graves of several smaller Maualas, all of whom were Maulana Rumi's disciples. The are immediately followed by Mauala's grave. Magnificent is an understatement when it comes to describing the beauty of the tomb. There are several ancient Islamic artifacts elegantly displayed in the burial chambers, including Mauala Rumi's camp, his clothes and ancient manuscripts including hand written copies of the Holy Quran.

Outside the burial chambers, there are two small single room tombs of some saints. Moreover, there are several small rooms which contain artifacts from Rumi, Shams Tebrez, Ottomans, and from general era of the Ottoman Expire focusing specifically on the Sufiism. Some rooms also comprised of life like statues describing the way Sufis used to live and spend their time.

This was an extremely spiritual experience and I am extremely please I got to visit Konya. In Sha Allah, i plan to visit it again some day.

2  Thank Syed Saad S
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Very nice mausoleum of Rumi and Dervish lodge. Cheap entrance too. Lots of little shops and cafes around if you have to wait for people. Go as early as you can because the place fills up with tour buses.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The museum itself will take you about an hour to go through, depending on how many people are there. When I say bus loads of people are there, I am not exaggerating, so perhaps the earlier the better. Make sure your camera batteries are charged, you going to need them. Outside of Mevlana are small tours shops, with higher prices of course, but worth a look. Also have tea in the garden area, it's very nice.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit here. The mosque courtyard has a series of rooms which you can go in and out of and see various artefacts. The mosque contains the tomb of Mevlana as well as many other dervishes. The courtyard had a very peaceful feel to it and I could've sat there for hours. Very reasonable entry fee also.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Use the audio guide provided especially useful to guide you around the different parts of the courtyard and explain some brief background
Good price for renting one, you will have to leave some form of ID
Take an extra headset and share it since one device has two outlets

Thank Yasmine S
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