Tour Date: Everyday
1. MEVLANA MUSEUM AND TOMB
The tomb, which was formerly the lodge of Mevlana, also known as " Mevlana Tomb", is a complex built on four elephant feet. While the museum area was 6,500 m² with its garden, the area was expropriated and reached 18,000 m² with the sections arranged as Rose Garden. The entrance to the courtyard of the museum is through the "Dervîşân Gate". There are dervish cells along the north and west sides of the courtyard. The south direction ends with the Hâmûşân (Silenced) Gate, which opens to the Üçler Cemetery, after the matbah (kitchen) and Hürrem Pasha Tomb. To the east of the courtyard is the mausoleums of Sinan Pasha, Fatma Hatun and Hasan Pasha, as well as the semahane and masjid sections, and the main building, which also houses the graves of Mevlana and his family members. The covered fountain built by Yavuz Sultan Selim in 1512 and the pool "Seb-i Arûs" and the fountain called Selsebil located in the north of the courtyard give a magic touch.
Kubbe-i Hadra (Green Dome): Gürcü Hatun had Architect Bedreddini Tabrizi (1273) build the first building in the lodge of His Holiness Mevlana in the style of baldachin during the Seljuk period. Karamanoğlu Alaeddin Ali Bey lifted the cone of the first building and had the present-day Kubbe-i Hadra built by Architect Ahmet Bin Abdullah Bin Asli on 4 columns in 1397. Ayetel Kürsi is written on the dark blue tile around the dome rim.
Dervish Cells: The dervish cells of the museum were built by Sultan Murad III in 1584. The construction inscription is located on the Dervişan gate.
THE GATES IN THE DERGAH (DERVISH LODGE)
Dervişan Gate: It is the entrance gate of the Mevlana Museum to the square. Because the Mevlevi dervishes used this door, it was named the Dervişan Gate. The door jambs of the door are made of gray marble and it has a low door opening. There is a Mevlevi sikke (felt hat) with a destar (turban) made of marble on the lead-covered pediment of the door, and the hooks of the chain of modesty on the side jambs and arch pediment. The Dedegân Cells above the door arch and construction inscription showing that it was built by Sultan Murat III with the Sultan Mahmut II's Tughra (signature) who later repaired it is included.
Çelebiyan Gate: It was named Çelebiyan Gate because it opened to Çelebi houses and the neighborhood where Çelebi effendis reside and was used by the Çelebis. Sultan Mahmut II's Tughra who had the repair, door jambs and hooks on which chains are attached existed on the door.
Hamuşan Gate: It is the gate of the lodge overlooking the Üçler cemetery. There is a marble tughra of the Ottoman Sultan Mahmut II, who had it repaired, on the door whose jambs are made of sky-blue marble and the porch is made of wood. In the Mevlevi tradition, the words "walked to God" for those who passed away, and only kept silent for the place where they were buried, but the words "Hamuşan" (silenced) or "Hadikatü'l-Ervah" (Garden of Souls) are used as if they are still with us. As Mevlana said, “We have passed away, let the alive live longer; the born will necessarily die ... We went between the silenced, bed down and slept; because our voices and cries were already exceeding the limits.” This gate was called with this name because it was assigned to the Dervish lodge and was the gate that allowed the entrance to the hamuşan of the attendants of the Dergah with the intention of burial after the ultimate union to God and visit. Küstahan Gate: It is the door to the Rose Garden of the lodge. It was named as Küstahan Gate because it gave way to people who were warned and awakened due to their behavior and had to be removed from the Lodge after the evening. The gate which was built by Veled Çelebi Izbudak does not have an inscription. The gate, which was covered with plaster when the lodges were closed, was opened in 1991 when the Rose Garden was re-arranged.
2. SELIMIYE MOSQUE :
It is located next to the Mevlana Museum. Its construction started during Sultan Selim II governorship of Konya in 1558 and was completed in 1567. It is one of the most beautiful examples of classical Ottoman architecture in Konya. It is similar to the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul in terms of plan. The place, which is covered with a central dome, was enlarged on one side with a half dome. The interior of the mosque, which has seven domes and two minarets, is decorated with hand-drawn work.
3. KONYA NÜMA:
Konyanüma forms an independent part of the complex, which was built in accordance with traditional Turkish Islamic art. Konyanüma, which means showing Konya, exhibits the 13 th century Konya with a panoramic museum that contains works prepared by master artists. With the panoramic view of Konya from the 13 th century, it is possible to observe the life of that period and the opportunity to see everyone living in a cosmopolitan city. Konya, which was the capital of the Seljuks for 211 years, is revealed a civilization again in Konyanüma with Alaaddin Keykubad Mosque and Complex, Eflatun Monastery, Bedesten and magnificent mosques, and inns. Those who visit the panoramic museum have the opportunity to see Konya from centuries ago. In the garden of the Konyanüma are the one-to-one models of various Mevlevi Dervish lodges from Turkey and the world. There is also an exhibition area inside.
4. SHAMS-I TABRIZI MOSQUE AND TOMB:
The most important change in Mevlâna Celâleddin Rûmî's life begins with his encounter with Shams-i Tabrizî. Mevlana, who was busy with lectures and sermons in madrasahs and mosques until this date, changed after meeting with Shems. Born in Tabriz, Shams-i Tabrizi real name is Mevlana Muhammed, and the spiritual quest of Shams-i Tabrizi ended with the meeting with Mevlana. Shams, who does not give importance to the world, attire and clothing, has opened new horizons in his life as a result of his three-and-a-half-year relationship with Mevlana, and made him a true lover of God.
Mevlana did not forget his friend Shams and he dedicated the Divan he wrote to him. Today, Şemsi-i tebrizi mosque, which is known as Shems maqam in Konya and visited before the Mevlana tomb, is suggested to have been first built in the 13 th century. Today building was overhauled and enlarged together with the mosque by Abdurrezakoglu Emir Ishak Bey in 1510. However, it is not known by whom it was built. Adjacent to the mosque section, it is covered with a pyramidal cone on an octagonal drum with interior ceiling and exterior. The mausoleum, which is in the shape of an iwan, opens with a wooden Bursa arch
decorated with hand-drawn work. In other directions, it has two windows, one at the bottom and one at the top. Although it is said that there was a well under the covered sarcophagus before, it was understood that this place was not a well but a mummy-making place. The tomb whose body is made of stone, drum and cone was repaired in 1977.
5. MERACEL BAHRAIN:
The place where Muhammed Shamseddin Tabrizi (Shams-i Tabrizi) and Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi meet, where two seas meet ... The place where the lamp of love is ignited.
6. SADRETTİN KONEVI MOSQUE AND TOMB:
It is in Sheikh Sadrettin parish of Konya. It was built in 1274. Sadrettin Konevi, whose name is mentioned in the inscription on the entrance door, was originally from Malatya and settled in Konya and is one of the well-known scholars of the time. He was educated and trained by Muhiddin Ibn-i Arabi, and hadith studies were taught in his hanukah in Konya. He was up to Mevlana with a deep love. The tomb is in the courtyard to the east of the mosque. It is the only surviving example of the open tombs type.
The shape of the tomb is similar to the Seljuk cupolas. On the tomb, whose body is open and the base is made of marble, there is a wooden cone in the form of a lattice sitting on an angular drum. According to the inscription on its door, it was built in 1274 with the tomb and library of Sheikh Sadreddin Konevi, the famous scholar and intellectual of the Islamic world. Here are the mansions that Hocacihan (Hace-i Cihan) gave to Konevi. These were used as alms for the guests. Konevi, who is the senior representative of Muhyiddin-i ibnü'l Arabi in Konya and Anatolia, is also one of the close friends of Hazret-i Mevlana. When he passed away, according to his will, a simple and modest mausoleum was built on his grave.
7. ATESBAZ VELI TOMB
One of the most important parts of Mevlana Dervish lodge is Matbah-i Sharif (kitchen), one of the most important personalities is Atesbaz-i Veli and the position he represents. Both food and hearts are cooked for centuries in Matbah-I Sharif, a state of complete submission. Izzeddin's son, Yusuf, who came from Khorasan with his family and, according to a weaker rumor, joined this blessed convoy from Karaman, had no wood left for cooking in the Dergah
(Dervish lodge). Upon Pir's (Mevlana) help, he put his feet under the cauldron and boiled the cauldron. He is called and named Ah Atesbaz, ah! by Hz. Mevlana again . In the history of Turkish culture and contemplation, the fire, the stove and the cauldron are the keys to the fire, and it is Atesbaz-i Veli who covered the left big toe with his right toe while standing in a supplicant state.
8. TAVUS BABA TOMB:
It is a simple work made of stone and brick with a tonas dome. During the time of Hazrat-I Mevlana, many people came from distant lands to see Hazrat-I Mevlâna and to talk to him. The real name of Tavus Baba is Mehmet (Sheikh Tavus Mehmet-el Hindi), his hometown is India. He lived during the reigns of Rukneddin Suleyman and Alaeddin Keykubat, the sultans of the Anatolian Seljuks. It is from the sheikhs of that period. He came to Konya and settled because of the respect Seljuk sultans showed to the culture men and Sufis. Birth and death dates are unknown.
9. CEMEL ALI DEDE TOMB:
Cemel Ali Dede Tomb: He is one of the famous figures who have a place in the life of Hazret-i Mevlana. There is not much information about his identity and life. According to the brief information given by Sahih Ahmet Dede, Cemel Ali Dede is a person who shows great love and respect to Hazret-i Mevlana. Ali Dede, who departed from Transoxiana when he was thirty and went to Konya by means of the Karaman Road, was included in the convoy of Bahaeddin Veled, including Hazret-i Mevlana, and settled in Konya. It is said that he was a tutor of Hazret-i Mevlana and he got the nickname Ceme, which means 'camel', because he entertained him on camel back when he was young. The tomb, which has a mosque next to it, is in the typical Seljuk architectural style and attracts attention in terms of its decoration. It is covered with a barrel vault. It is understood that its sarcophagi, like its front facade, are covered with tiles. The tomb built in Meram vineyards is a lodge. The building, also known as the; Turud Tomb and Masjid", was in the form of a community consisting of a mosque, a dervish lodge and a primary school, but today only a mosque and a tomb have survived.
10. SEMA SHOW :
The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony is a mystical ceremony that contains religious elements and themes and has detailed rules and qualities as such. While this ceremony, special to the Mevlevi community, was held in the time of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumî (d. 17 December 1273) without being bound by a certain rule, it was performed in a disciplined manner starting from the time of Sultan Veled and Ulu Arif Çelebi. These rules were developed until the time of Pir Adil Çelebi and have come to the present day by taking their final form. The ceremony consists of naat, ney taksimi, pesrev, Devr-i Veledî and four salutation sections, which contain different mystical meanings in integrity with each other. The Sema Ceremony is performed with traditional Mevlevi music in venues where the Mevlevi culture can be accurately conveyed.
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