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Whirling Dervishes Live Show & Exhibition

by Hodjapasha Culture Center Duration 1h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $23

Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapsha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), it now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions.

Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love—a truly unmissable and astonishing experience of music and moves.

Exhibition features Information displays about dervishes and their ceremony , objects belonging to the world of dervishes such as clothing , musical instruments and personal tools , books. Also Interactive Rumi poems and sufi music samples, Hyperrealist style dervish statues and Video shows are part of this unique exhibition.

Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapsha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), it now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions.

Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love—a truly unmissable and astonishing experience of music and moves.

Exhibition features Information displays about dervishes and their ceremony , objects belonging to the world of dervishes such as clothing , musical instruments and personal tools , books. Also Interactive Rumi poems and sufi music samples, Hyperrealist style dervish statues and Video shows are part of this unique exhibition.

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7:00 PM, Whirling Dervishes Live Show & Exhibition includes Drinks Only

Duration 1h No booking or credit card fees
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per adult
$22.52

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Whirling Dervishes Live Show & Exhibition

Activity Location

Hodjapasha Culture Center

3 Hocapaşa Hamamı Sokak

Istanbul 34110

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hodjapasha Culture Center

    3 Hocapaşa Hamamı Sokak

    İstanbul 34110


Highlights

  • Ancient rituals and dances in a 15th-century hamam

  • UNESCO Heritage “Sema” ceremony of whirling dervishes

  • Traditions of the former Ottoman Empire

  • Refreshing Turkish drinks under tall dome ceilings

  • Astonishing performances in mystical lights


Inclusions

  • Admission to Hodjapasha Cultural Center

  • Beverages (selection of tea, Turkish coffee, water, and juice)

  • Mevlevi Sema Ceremony & Exhibition

  • Multi Language Explanation Booklet


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are not allowed to attend the Mevlevi Sema Ceremony.

  • This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to the booked show start time.


Whirling Dervishes Live Show & Exhibition ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5/5 Jun 16, 2019

BEST SUFI DANCING DERVISH IN TOWN! I booked via Expedia a day before because there is an education piece, free drink and every seat is a good seat in the house. From the reviews this seems the only legit place you can book a seat, everyone is seated, and a very professional ceremony. DO NOT attend if you have no interest in mystics or spirituality - most kids and adults fell asleep. Also YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COVER UP - I wore jeans in 30 degree temp and the guy who seated us was in shorts!