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Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

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Istanbul, Turkey
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1 hour (Approx.)
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Uncover the sacred practice of the mystical Sufis at an authentic Mevlevi Sema Ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha, and witness the 800-year-old tradition that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of... More
Uncover the sacred practice of the mystical Sufis at an authentic Mevlevi Sema Ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha, and witness the 800-year-old tradition that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Be mesmerized by the bizarre yet beautiful sight of the Whirling Dervishes as they perform their unique spiritual rituals during an hour-long show, including a live orchestra and 360-video projections.

Highlights

  • A 1-hour Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha in Istanbul
  • Immerse in Turkish culture
  • Watch a mesmerizing performance
  • Explore the Whirling Dervishes’ museum
  • Learn about the history of Whirling Dervishes
  • Listen to a live Turkish orchestra

What To Expect

Immerse in an important part of traditional Turkish culture during this visit to a 1-hour Whirling Dervish museum and ceremony. Sip on a complimentary soft drink in the lobby and wander the exhibitions... More
Immerse in an important part of traditional Turkish culture during this visit to a 1-hour Whirling Dervish museum and ceremony. Sip on a complimentary soft drink in the lobby and wander the exhibitions featuring traditional clothes, instruments and tools from the mystical Sufis.
Watch a short film about the famous mystic Rumi and enjoy classical Turkish
... More
Immerse in an important part of traditional Turkish culture during this visit to a 1-hour Whirling Dervish museum and ceremony. Sip on a complimentary soft drink in the lobby and wander the exhibitions featuring traditional clothes, instruments and tools from the mystical Sufis.
Watch a short film about the famous mystic Rumi and enjoy classical Turkish music during a concert performed by a traditional orchestra. Then prepare to be mesmerized as a Whirling Dervish ceremony begins, compete with 360-degree special effects and a beautiful, historic setting.
This evening of cultural music and dance lasts approximately one hour and seating is first booked, first served. The Whirling Dervish ceremony has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity and is an approximately 800-year-old Turkish tradition.

What's Included

Beverages
Multi Language Explanation Booklet
Food
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Hodjapasha

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews

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Awful
Arash K
, Jul 2019
This show is so boring. Everyone in the theatre was falling asleep. People were leaving early and on their phones. The dancers bow about 100 times; they do the same thing (spinning throughout the entire show. No imagination has been used in this show. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY.I was far from the exit so I couldn't escape.
We did the shorter show. It is enough...
Wayne P
, Jul 2016
We did the shorter show. It is enough. We enjoyed the performance.
The theatre is very beautiful and the...
veronica d
, Jun 2016
The theatre is very beautiful and the show transports you!
The show was interesting but it was...
Stan K
, May 2016
The show was interesting but it was pretty clear that the 3 Whirling Darvechs did not have their heart in the performance. They looked extremely bored and were just going through the motions of the 3 dances that they performed, which was unfortunate because it is really an interesting story. The theater was very nice and the seating intimate. Even though the website said the seating for the 1 hour show would not be reserved, each of us had pre-assigned seats.
Wonderful!. The lights and...
Lorraine S
, Apr 2016
Wonderful!. The lights and projections added to what was an incredibly special experience. Lovely venue, easily located. Would definitely recommend.
The experience went exactly as was...
Darienne S
, Apr 2016
The experience went exactly as was described and as I expected. While I personally enjoyed it as a cultural experience, others in my group were quite bored, especially my 14 year old granddaughter..
Front row tickets.Convenient to book...
Asanga T
, Jan 2016
Front row tickets.Convenient to book through Viator. Show was ok.
It was a very interesting and...
irena o
, Oct 2015
It was a very interesting and beautiful experience. We collected our tickets from the ticket counter in Hodjapasha theatre. We got fantastic seats. Theater was easy to find - it is clearly visible from the main street just before the Koska sweets shop if you approach from Sultanahmet. Come at least 20 minutes in advance as there is a queue to get inside which moves fast and you get free refreshments as well.

Product code: 9503P1

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