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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Address: Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 511 4626
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Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul
80%
Ranked #130 of 622 Activities in Istanbul
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 1. Istanbul Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema Ceremony / Everyday except Monday...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went there to see the performance and wasn't disappointed. I have listened to the music before and knew the background/history of the Dervishes. Not only was the performance unique but it was accompanied by musicians who provided live music. It was a shame that it only lasted a little over an hour and it was tight seating but I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have seen the White Rose show twice now, it is a part of Ottoman and Dutch history set to music and dance and very well done. The question of "beverages" and any misunderstanding I think is due to translation, during the interval you can get free tea on water. Having seen the show twice for me the only negative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have attended two shows one day the Rhythm of the Dance and The white Rose on another both were amazing and nice. Really like the place, type and level of shows and the overall atmosphere of the show hall, value for money is acceptable. I would recommend this place to travelers.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We booked a visit to see the Whirling Dervishes through our hotel and were told drinks and snacks would be included in the (pretty expensive) ticket price. Upon arrival (about half an hour early) we were told to sit outside in the street and wait as you cannot enter early. The drinks and snacks were in fact a cup of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went for whirling dervishes show which happens @7:00 pm. The place is walking distance from Eminonu Ferry station. The tea/coffee/water is complementary with your tickets. The show starts with Turkey classical music. Followed by the dervishes. There are 7 stages of the dervishes and it is explained very well in the booklet and the presentation that runs along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We went to the Rhythm of the Dance Show. The atmosphere, setting was great. The dances were well choreographed and the music was excellent. The children also fully enjoyed the show. A great time indeed. We would strongly recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We attended a 7 p.m. show without knowing much about the meaning behind the religious significance of what the whirling dervishes do. The cultural center gave everyone in the audience a pamphlet in many languages that briefly explains this, but I thought some of the details may have confused rather than enlightened the reader. For example, In the fourth salute,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Went there for seeing the show called White Rose which is performed weekly on one the old hamam(Turkish Bath) area. The talent of dancers are fantastic. Clothes and concepts are really great. The show was almost 2 hours with 15 min break but we watched it with great pleasure. They use wall screening like the one I saw in Israel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We booked this on the recommendation of our hotel and realized afterwards that we should have checked the reviews on TripAdvisor before doing so. There is beauty and culture in the Dervish show, and my wife and I tried our best to appreciate it, but in the end, we found that we spent the majority of the show fighting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Fun and beautiful show. I had a delightful time, clapping the whole way through. Turkish music, folkloric celebrations and a stunning dancer in neon. Bravo!

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