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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

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Address: Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 511 4626
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Description: 1. Istanbul Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema Ceremony / Everyday except Monday and...
1. Istanbul Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema Ceremony / Everyday except Monday and Friday at 19:00 Price: 60 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. 2. Rhythm of the Dance :Featuring variety of charming folkloric dances of Anatolia , Balkans and Caucasian regions combined with exotic oriental dances. Tuesday Thursday Saturday 21:00 Alternating biweekly with White Rose . Price : 70 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. 3. White Rose : A theatral dance show that sensationally combines oriental dance , harem dance and modern dance together. Theme is based on an extraordinary true love story of an Ottoman slave woman and ambassador during Tulip Period in 17TH Century. Tuesday Thursday Saturday 21:00 Alternating biweekly with Rhythm of the Dance . Price : 80 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. See our website for the calendar of the shows.
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Authentic cermony with Turkish music and whirling dervishes

Images of the whirling dervishes are all over Istanbul, so I was looking forward to the show our tour guide booked at the cultural center in a historical building. The seats are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went here to see the Dervish show, as our hotel was very near the the Hodjapasha, we arrived in advance and were among the first seats. The show is charming, music together with the dance creates a fantastic atmosphere. It is nice that they give you the guide with the explanation in many languages, without it it would be... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was my sixth visit to Turkey, and visiting this show was by far the worst experience that I've had in this otherwise beautiful and welcoming country. I attended this show with my wife at the end of July 2015, our seat numbers were 96 and 97. Many reviewers have already mentioned that the show is way over-priced, and, quite... More 

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hodjapasha, Owner at Hodjapasha Cultural Center, responded to this review

Seemingly this review owner did not enjoy the ceremony and he was not happy , that is normal , this particular ceremony is not everyones cup of tea as another review owner states previously. But I think he is very much exagerating his experience here. We have here 1013 reviews here . I respect all reviews as a manager .... More 

Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Images of the whirling dervishes are all over Istanbul, so I was looking forward to the show our tour guide booked at the cultural center in a historical building. The seats are reserved in order of reservations. We made them for the same day and were number 160, but the way the chairs are set up in a circle makes... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We saw the Dervish Ceremony "dance" and I was blown away. I've seen whirling on YouTube, but this ceremony with the program guide and the program (projected on the dome along with mesmerizing light and image effects) really helped me understand the idea and emotional impact of the ceremony. Spoiler alert: their dance enacts atoms, planets and galaxies -- that's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was the fourth time I visited this cultural centre. I can only say I love this place and enjoy every single minute I spend there. The building is fantastic it has a special atmosphere. The dance shows are unforgettable. This time I saw Beyazgul which is a kind of dance story. It includes fantastic ottoman age dances and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good show, felt a little commercial. Good seat set up, you get allocated automatically. Really close to train station and lots of restaurants.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was interesting to see the dances, but not the most impressive thing. This is not Broadway level show, it is local, showcasing traditional folk dances. Not even the kids thought it was great. We were not sorry we went, as it was interesting, but not as fun or impressive as we expected. Fine for an evening out if you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is one of the few places you can see the Whirling Dervishes. The location is nice and the performance is good. Its not a show, but a religious ceremony so no clapping or photos are allowed. Make sure you read about the ceremony before hand in order to understand whats going on. You can get her by going to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Saw the show Rhytm of the dance today, as the location is neatly situated in Sultanahmet close to Topikapi and Haga Sofia etc. It was REALLY nice. Good show, nice venue in old hamam and talented dancers made a perfect intro to oriental and related dancestyles. Make sure you get 10 minutes to read the banners in the waiting area... More 

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Khartoum, Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We first went to "The Whirling Derwish" show, the live music, the lighting and the description of each part on the theater's walls were not only entertaining but also very educational about Sufism and Rumi. We were so impressed by the first show that we decided to go to another! this time it was "The White Rose"; the actors/dancers were... More 

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Address: Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 511 4626
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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