A beautiful museum dedicated to Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a well known Persian Sufi mystic, a poet and philosopher well known as Mevlana Rumi. Also known as the Green mausoleum or Green dome, it was originally a lodge of the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes, a mystical Sufi Muslim group. It also is the tomb and shrine of Mevlana Rumi who passed away in the early 13th century. Mevlana's successor Husamettin Celebi built the mausoleum in his master’s memory.
The conical dome and the wooden carvings make it a beautiful structure to visit. The lodge includes a Semahane where the ritual Sema or whirling ceremony takes place. The museum displays musical instruments and robes belonging to Mevlana, and other Ottoman collectibles like gold-engraved Korans from the 13th century. It is also a home to the prayer silk carpet. The tomb of Mevlana Rumi and his father Bahaeddin Veled is enclosed in a tomb guarded by a silver gate.
This museum is a must-visit on your trip to Konya.
Mevlana Museum Travel Tips
- Modest dressing is recommended, especially for women. Wear a head scarf at all times.
Entrance Ticket Details For Mevlana Museum
- Audio guide has separate charges of 10 TL.
How to Reach Mevlana Museum
- Dolmus, taxi, buses to Otobus Duragi
- Mevlevi Sofrasi
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76.36% of people who visit Konya include Mevlana Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
70% of people start their Mevlana Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mevlana Museum
93.48% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mevlana Museum