Mevlevihane Museum (Dervish Lodge Museum), located in the historical Kaleici district, is visited by many people. The building, whose architecture belongs to the Seljuk Period, does not have an inscription. However, it is thought that the Mevlevihane was built by Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat in 1255.
It is said to have been used as a Mevlevihane since the 16th century. Mevlevihane; It consists of a hamam and two tombs: Zincirkiran Mehmet Bey and Nigar Hatun.
In the museum, boards giving information about Mevlevi, clothes, animations and various items belonging to Mevlevi are exhibited. Museum; It also offers various activities such as masnavi and divan readings, Islamic Philosophy and thought classes, sufi music concerts, seminars and sema rituals.
The main place covered with a dome is located in the Mevlevihane section of the museum. This main venue was used as the area where sema performances were held in previous times. The 6 rooms on the sides are used for the accommodation of dervishes.
The date of construction of the bath is not known exactly. However, it is thought that it was built as a palace bath in the 13th century, based on the architectural structure and size of the bath.
The museum, which attracts the attention of both local and foreign tourists, is open to visitors seven days a week. Opening, closing and box office hours are the same every day of the week and do not change.
Opening time: 08.30 Closing time: 17.30