Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum Entrance

Normal ticket value: €3

Free with Istanbul E-pass

Istanbul E-pass includes a Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum entrance ticket. Simply scan your QR code at the entrance and get in.

The Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum is a fascinating museum that shows a range of Turkish calligraphic art, music, and artifacts about the Mevlevi Culture. It was founded in 1491 and became a museum in 1975 under Turkey's Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It draws all foreign visitors and many have written essays and drawn designs on the lodge and whirling dervishes. It is located in Galata on 6,800 square meters of large land.

What to See in the Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum

A courtyard in stark contrast to the European and stone masonry architecture of Beyoglu, an Ottoman-style timber building of semahane, the shrine, and the fountain can be found as you walk through the tiny hallways. This historical texture will leave you speechless.

The Galata Mevlevi house museum complex houses genuine cultural artifacts that are still in use today. The Semahane, Halet Efendi Shrine, Sheikh Galib Shrine, Sebilkuttab building, Adile Sultan Fountain, Hasan Aga Fountain, and the Mevlevi cemetery. "Hamuflan" are among the museum's most important structures.

Ibrahim Muteferrika, the founder of Turkey's first modern printing press, Humbaraci Ahmed Pasha – Le Compte CA Bonneval, the founder of Turkey's first Western Artillery School, Lady Leyla - the first female Divan literature poet, Fasih Dede, Esrar Dede, and Nayi Osman Dede, a ney (a type of saxhorn) master are among the famous men buried.

We will learn about the lodge life, architecture, and Mevlevi culture when visiting the Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum. Visitors will learn about the lodge through an art academy and rest in its tranquil setting.

Mevlevi Sema Ceremony Istanbul

The Mevlevi Sema or dervish mystic religious ceremony evolved from Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi's ecstatic whirling on the streets of Konya, Turkey, in the 13th century.

The whirling dervish's love of God, humanity, and all creation is symbolized by the ceremony's seven parts;

1. Natt-i Serif
2. Kudum
3. Ney
4. Greeting
5. Whirling
6. Prayer
7. Fatiha

How to Get to the Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum

Location

The Galata Mevlevi Lodge is where Istiklal Street stops at Tunnel Square, and Galip Dede Street begins. On the left-hand side, it welcomes us with its antique gate right at the start of this ramp down. Look at the map for directions.

Transportation

Walking along Istiklal Street or up from Karakoy/Galata Tower is the most practical route to reach the top of the Galip Dede ramp. Next, you should make your way to Tunel or Karakoy squares.

  • Take the Karakoy-Tunel funicular and stroll down for approximately a minute.
  • From Karakoy, proceed up the Galip dede ramp.
  • Turn left down Galip dede ramp from Taksim and Istiklal Street.
  • Take the Bagcilar-Kabatas tram (T1 line) from Sultanahmet to go to Karakoy.
  • You can stroll to the museum if you stay in one of the Taksim hotels.

Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum Entrance Fee

The entrance charge for the Galata Mevlevi House Museum is 40 Turkish Liras. Children under eight are admitted free and the Istanbul E-pass includes free entrance to the museum.

The Final Word

The Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum in Istanbul is one of Istanbul's most valuable and historically significant museums. This worthwhile museum, located in the Tunel neighborhood in the Beyoglu district, is also notable for being the city's first Mevlevi Lodge.

Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum Hours of Operation

Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum is open between 09:00 - 18:00
Last entrance is at 17:30 during summer period, 17:00 during winter period.

Museum is closed on Mondays.

Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum Location

Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum is located at the end of Istiklal Street.
Galip Dede Cad. No:15, 34420 Beyoglu / Istanbul

Important Notes:

  • Simply scan your QR code at the entrance and get in.
  • Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum visit can take around 45 minutes.
  • Photo ID will be asked from child Istanbul E-pass holders.
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