Galata Mevlevihanesi is Istanbul’s sixth oldest Sufi lodge located just up the street from Galata Tower. It is part of a large complex which includes a courtyard, drinking fountain, tombs and a cemetery.
The cemetery is full of stones with graceful Ottoman inscriptions, including the tomb of Galip Dede, the 17th-century Sufi poet. The shapes atop the stones reflect the different religious ranks of the deceased.
The complex was converted into a museum in 1946.
Always with Love,