Mevlana MuseumKonya , Turkey
Mevlana Museum in our online webcam is one of the most visited and most popular tourist destinations in all of Turkey. Built in 1274 after the mausoleum of the Sufi teacher Jalaluddin Rumi was built, the museum became a cultural, religious, historical heritage and a real valuable asset of the city of Konya. The museum complex itself occupies 18.000 square meters, including the buildings constructing for more than 7 centuries! It has a library of Sufism, study rooms, accommodation facilities, and of course, the tomb - mausoleum of Mevlana. Every year in December the dervishes of the Mevlevi Order hold the ceremony in the museum building - a traditional ceremony dedicated to the memory of the great teacher.
Konya with our live broadcast camera is one the oldest cities in the world and the largest religious center. Konya was included into the Hittites kingdom and had the name of Kawania 4000 years ago. Being under the power of Greeks, the city was called Ikonion. Also Romans were conquered the city. Konya became the capital of Seljuk Empire in 1097-1243. The city, conquered by the Ottomans, became the capital of the province.
Nowadays Konya, which center you can see on our webcam, is considered one of the most conservative Turkish cities. Konya is called the homeland of the legendary Turkish sage Nasreddin Hodja .
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Konya is rich with historical sights. The main sight the city is the Mevlana Museum (Rumi Mausoleum). There is the founder of the Mevlevi order of dervishes burial place here. The old manuscripts of the Koran are very interesting, Rumi times musical instruments and many other various examples of culture and art of the Seljuk period. Visitors must strictly follow the rules of local etiquette: leaving shoes on the doorstep and covering their legs, hands and hair.
The museum is located in the old town with stunning Seljuk architecture and narrow streets, surrounded by mosques of the 12th and 13th centuries. The most significant mosque is İplikçi Camii - still opens today.
In Konya there is the Museum of Ince Minare (which translates as "fine minarets"), a madrasa (religious school) - considered as a monument of Seljuk architecture of the 13th century. The school is still open now - as a historic museum. Tourists like to visit that place.
In the center of the city of Konya there is an artificially constructed Alaaddin Tepesi hill – sown by Sultan Alâeddin Keykûbad order.
One of the most important and very curious events in Konya is the Whirling Dervish Festival (from 10 to 17 December) with fascinating dizzy dances and mystical rituals.
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The climate of Konya is continental. Summer is warm enough, but there is a difference in daily temperatures here. In the daytime can be +24 ... + 26, and at night only +10 ... + 12. Spring comes rather late here. This period is rich in precipitation, as in autumn also. The temperature in winter is +1 ... + 3 with nocturnal frosts and snow. The most favorable time for visiting Konya is from June to September.
Weather forecast in Konya for 7 days is available on our website online.