Konya Museum and Mevlana Complex

kanya-new_197The dervish cave which welcomes its visitors as a museum in the present day is located in Konya. Mevlevi Derhgahı (Dervish Cave) and the mausoleum started to function as a museum in 1926 under the name of Konya Museum of Historical Works. In 1954 it was renamed to Mevlevi Museum.

The tomb of Mevlana, called the Green Dome, owes its final shape to improvement works carried out over the centuries. While the Museum originally covered an area of 6.500m² together with its garden, the section was later expropriated and designed as a rose garden. Today it reaches a size of 18.000m².

Entering through the Dervisan gate, the visitor can walk through the many sections of the museum, the masjid and the sema hall. The Seb-i Arus tank and the fountain constructed during the Ottoman period, contribute even more to the beauty of the museum.