Haci Bektas Veli Museum
former dervishes lodge also called dergâh of Hacıbektaş,
consists of three courtyards lied side by side.
First courtyard: (Nadar avlusu): You entered the courtyard by a big arched door. On the
right side,are the Ucler cesmesi (set of three fountains),
built in 1902. Also can be found a Laundry-room and a
turkish bath .
Second courtyard (Dergah Avlusu): Entrance door of this yard is called Ucler Kapisi (set of
three Doors). On the right side, there is a Fountain with
sculptured lions built in 1554 , which lions were sent from
Egypt by Kavalali Mehmet Ali Pahsas daughter in 1875. This
fountain is known as the Fountain with Lions. Further
there is a mosque, built by the Sultan Mahmut II., a guest
house and the kitchens.
Third courtyard (Hazret Avlusu):
The entrance door is called Altılar Kapisi (set of Six
Doors). This courtyard consists of a main garden within
you can find the tombs of the dervishes Tomb, influenced by
Seldjoukide art .
entrance of the tomb has Seldjoukide motifs carved marble
doors. His engraved green sarcophagus is decorated with
delicate Chandeliers. There is a small prayer room and a
place where the dervishes used to perform the ceremonial
dance called Kırklar Meydanı. Hacı Bektas Veli and Khorasan
Erens were buried on the east side, Celebies and Güvenç
Abdal on the west side of the Kırklar Meydanı. In 1519,
Balim Sultans Tomb was added on the right side of the main