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clock-o60 minutes (Approx.)
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Watch enraptured as whirling dervishes perform at a Sema ceremony. See a 60-minute show by the Mevlevi, a Sufi order dating back to the Ottoman Empire. Your ticket includes admission to the Hodjapasha Cultural Center, which formerly housed a Turkish bath. Listen to classical instruments and see special effects projected onto the walls during this World Heritage–listed performance in Istanbul.

  • 1-hour whirling dervishes show at the Hodjapasha Cultural Center in Istanbul
  • Watch a UNESCO-listed Sema ceremony by the Mevlevi order of Sufis
  • Hear instrumentation and see video projections at the former Turkish bath
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Enjoy an hour-long performance of a captivating Sema ceremony, the UNESCO-listed Mevlevi Sufi performance, at the Hodjapasha cultural center. Watch in awe as the whirling dervishes spin their spiritual dance. This represents the mythical journey of man’s spiritual ascent through mind and love to perfection.

Settle in to listen to a traditional Turkish orchestra perform a classical instrumental piece. After this musical introduction, the dervishes begin their spiritual ceremony, accompanied by 360-degree video special effects projected on the walls of the beautiful historic bathhouse building.

Reserved seating, light refreshments, and round-trip hotel transport included. 


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, Jun 2016

Show was excellent, but guide arrived at our hotel and walked us to the show about 20 min.

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