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The Mevlâna Museum

  • Address
    Aziziye Mah, Mevlana Cd. No:1, 42030 Karatay/Konya, Turkey
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:30, Monday from 10:00 to 18:30
  • What to see
    Dervish artifacts, Tomb of Rumi

Former spiritual see and mausoleum of the famous whirling dervishes, a branch of Sufism founded by the poet, theologian and spiritual leader Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. His works are known and appreciated not only in Islam, but also in other religious traditions around the world, including Christians and Jews.

In addition to Rumi’s tomb, the museum displays works from the Mevlana and Mevlevi orders, as well as handwritten books, tablets, oil lamps and musical instruments. The museum’s specialized library was founded by Postnişin Mehmed Saîd Hemdem Çelebi in 1854. The library contains more than 4,000 manuscripts spread across 2,756 volumes belonging to the Seljuk, Karamanid and Ottoman periods.

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