The first lodge to house members of the Mevlevi order, the adherents of Sufism, this building was converted into a museum in 1975 and is now home to the Museum of Divan Literature, where musical instruments and other objects exclusive to the Mevlevi are on display. It reopened in late 2011 after a four-year renovation and hosts a sema (whirling dervish) ceremony every Sunday at 17.00 that is open to visitors.
|Venue name:||Galata Mevlevi Lodge||Contact:|
Galip Dede Caddesi 15
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 09.00-19.00 (last entry 18.00)|