Antalya Mevlevihane Museum,Antalya, Mevlevihane, Museum, address, where, directions, locations, entrance, fee, working, visiting, days, hours
Antalya Mevlevihane Museum,Antalya, Mevlevihane, Museum, address, where, directions, locations, entrance, fee, working, visiting, days, hours
Antalya Mevlevihane Museum,Antalya, Mevlevihane, Museum, address, where, directions, locations, entrance, fee, working, visiting, days, hours
Antalya Mevlevihane Museum,Antalya, Mevlevihane, Museum, address, where, directions, locations, entrance, fee, working, visiting, days, hours

Antalya Mevlevihane Museum 2024 Summer Period Visiting Hours : 

08:30 - 19:00 (1 April - 31 October)

Antalya Mevlevihane Museum 2024 Winter Period Visiting Hours : 

08:30 - 17:30 (31 October - 1 April)

Antalya Mevlevihane Museum 2024 Working Days : 

Everyday

Antalya Mevlevihane Museum 2024 Entrance Fee : 

Free

Last Update : 2024-04-19

The Mevlevi Lodge Building located in Kaleiçi, which is one of the most popular touristic places of Turkey’s tourism capital Antalya, belongs to the Seljuk period. Although it does not have an inscription, it is thought to have been built by Sultan Kayqubad I in 1255 and started to be used as a Mevelvi Lodge since the 16th century. The Museum, which consists of the Mevlevi Lodge, Bath, and the tombs of ‘Chain Breaker’ Mehmet Bey and Nigar Hatun, exhibits information boards and animations about the Mevlevi as well as clothes and various belongings of Mevlevi members. Furthermore, some events such as Islamic philosophy and thought classes, Mesnevi and Divan readings, seminars, Sufi music concerts, and sema rituals are organized.

The main space covered with a dome in the Mevlevi Lodge section was the place where sema performances were held. The six rooms next to the main space were used by Mevlevi dervishes. Although the construction date of the Mevlevi Lodge Bath is not known exactly, it is thought that it was built as a ‘Palace Bath’ in the 13th century for private use rather than serving crowded groups as it can be understood from its layout and dimensions, and it was used as a Mevlevi Lodge Bath during the Ottoman Period. Nigar Hatun lying in one of the tombs in the complex was the mother of Sultan Korkut, the son of Beyazid II. The tomb dated 1377 was built in 1377 by Mehmet Bey, who was nicknamed ‘Chain Breaker’ because he managed to conquer Antalya by breaking the port chains. The tomb contains the graves of Mehmet Bey, his son Ali and Mustafa Dede Efendi, the sheikh of the Antalya Mevlevi Lodge.