A dancing hall of the mystical Mevlevi order, shut down in 1925 along with all other 'reactionary' movements in Turkey.
Today the building houses the Museum of Divan Literature, but the best time to come is Sundays between 3pm to 5pm when dervish ceremonies are staged (buy tickets in advance, as space is limited).
Also check out the small graveyard next door, where the carved fez perched upon the gravestone indicates the occupant's rank in the dervish hierarchy.
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