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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey (Sirkeci)
+90 212 511 4626
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Ranked #59 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Performances
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... more » 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Rebuild to showcase Turkish art and culture, this place was earlier a hamam. I read the other reviews, so won't bore you with the seating, live band and the lady with the board "no applause or photography". I will write about my experience! The circular sphere hall is quiet, all you hear is the music and nothing. You won't understand... More

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Virginia Beach, VA USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I am a folk dancer and appreciate theater. I wanted to love this. Unfortunately I couldn't because I got no program (neither did anyone else), so I didn't really have an understanding of what was going on. That's okay. Good art stands alone. This just wasn't that. I tried to make allowances for the fact that this was a religious... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

As Lynnda remarks below - we fell into that trap. Read on:- We are people who have an appreciation of all the arts, we travel as much as we can, respect other cultures and are eager to learn from them and we are open-minded but; this event left us cold and, from the reactions around us, we were far from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Its very cultural and artistic at the same time.. Loved it!! Especially the male belly dancer,he really rocked it. However i wish there were more drinks other than turkish coffee

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I originally had tickets to the Whirling Dervish show but after being lost for over a hour and a taxi dropping me off at the wrong location I was severely late. I finally found Hodjapasha but the show was over however I was able to see the White Rose show which was awesome. I think its based on a true... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have read a lot of reviews on here of people complaining about the Whirling Dervishes show. I can only suggest that you attempt to read and understand more about what you are going to see before you go. This is an authentic re-enactment of a spiritual ceremony and not a corrupted version which may appeal to some tourists more.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We saw the show called "Rhythm of the Dance", the dancers and the music was great, they are smiling all the time and the wonderful old place, the lights and the live music (they don't use recording) make you feel like you are into an Aladdin tail. It really worth paying 25 euros for the show, since you will see... More

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Hawai'i
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our friend dragged us here to watch the dervish dance. When I saw the brochure I thought O-M-G... We bought our tickets early in the day then returned at 6:30pm for the 7pm show. We headed upstairs to the lobby area that serves complimentary water and hot tea. There's info about the show posted on the walls. THE SHOW: The... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I enjoy watching both Ballet and Folk dances so was very keen to find something like this when planning my trip to Istanbul - I was not disappointed! I booked tickets to both Rhythm of the Dance and White Rose online before flying out. Both times I got front row seats so I do advise booking in advance. The theater... More

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Manama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

while checking the attraction of Istanbul, found "Hodjapasha" dance, and I was always eager to see their twirling dance n they call it (Darawish) in Turkey. My daughter and I booked for one night and there was 2 show, one starts at 7.00pm for the Darawish dance which I wanted to see, and the other show at 9.00pm which my... More

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