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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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.

 

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First, I'll start with the place.. .It's an old structure that has been revamped it seems for cultural performances. It's really done well. While you wait to be seated, you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, I'll start with the place.. .It's an old structure that has been revamped it seems for cultural performances. It's really done well. While you wait to be seated, you can help yourself to some refreshments which we did and was much needed to warm up from the cold outside. Seats are allocated upon booking time.. meaning you don't need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I definitely definitely recommend seeing the White rose show at the Hodjapasha centre - it's just spectacular. The performances were outstanding, the costumes all beautiful. The theatre itself is also beautiful. I definitely recommend this as it was one of the highlights of our trip. We think it is a must see show in Istanbul. Book it and you won't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A cultural experience. Mesmerizing. Beautifully done. The audience was rude -- people talking, texting, taking pictures and applauding -- all of the things that were announced not to do. A small cozy auditorium.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid 60 TL per person while we realized after that some other places offer it at 30 TL. Although I have not seen the other, they certainly don't offer this quality of show, it is really breathtaking and the have made a lot of efforts for the atmosphere. It is in a round stone room, withvery good lighting, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I attended one of the Dervish shows at Hodjapasha, and found it interesting, but we both felt like now that we had seen it ... we didn't need to ever return. The Center is hidden away on a little, back-street in Istanbul. Whether you walk or take a taxi, you'll likely feel like you are in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try to make this as it won't take that long and not that expensive either. The building was one of the old shamams that is converted into a little performing centre so that the hot stone is now the stage :) We watched the Dervish show and loved it. It's normally at 7pm but try to be there 30 min... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've always learned about whirling dervishes through religious education. I've always seen pictures of them and never seen them live. It was absolutely breath taking! I could feel the power within the performance. The only negative I have was that there were NO pictures allowed. I hate that I spent so much money on watching the dervishes and I could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a complete spiritual experience..from the music; to the text on the projection system talking about connect to the almighty; to the whirling of the dancers - it was an experience of a lifetime.. dont expect too much in terms of entertainment - its more of a soul enriching experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When in Turkey with only a few days on the itinerary it may not be feasible to travel to Konya to have authentic Sama experience. A good alternative is viewing it at the theater. A visit here is a must and if u get there early enough stop by HOCAPASA PIDECISI around the corner for arguably the best pide in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This show is for tourists, but the fact that my Turkish cousin, like me, loved the show is evidence that this is a great representation of traditional Turkish culture. I went mostly because I have a strong appreciation for traditional Turkish music, so hearing such an excellent band was brilliant. However, I have to say that the ambience of the... More 

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