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Galata Mevlevihanesi

Galata Mevlevihanesi

Galata Mevlevihanesi is a historical Tekke located in Istanbul, Turkey and belongs to the Mevlevi order. It was built in 1491 AD by Skender Pasha, an Ottoman politician and the sanjakbey of the Bosnian Sanjak. The Tekke was used by followers of the Khalwati order in the 16th century, and then it was returned to the Mevlevi in the 17th century AD. Galata Mevlevihanesi was burned down and became unusable in 1766 AD and was rebuilt in the same year by order of the Ottoman Sultan Mustafa III. It is the oldest Tekke of the Mevlevi Sufi order in Istanbul and it was converted into a museum in 1975.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Istanbul Province

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 15th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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