REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Mevlana Mausoleum

TOMBS, VAULTS, MAUSOLEUMS

Mevlana Mausoleum
It is within the Mevlevi Convent at Konya. The first convent was built by Bedreddin from Tabriz in 1274. It has been expanded and restored to gain the form we have at present. The mausoleum rests of four pillars and is 25 m. high. The body of the mausoleum is observed to be in the form of a 16 foil cylindir and 16 foil conical cap. The body and cap are covered with turquoise tiles. For this reason the dome is referred to as the "Green Dome". The mausoleum contains 65 groves of various relatives and flowers of Mevlana together with himself. The pencilworks of the mausoleum are also of great valve.