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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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Whirling Dervishes worth a visit

Saw the Whirling Dervishes ceremony this past Monday. I don't think they usually have a performance on Monday but they added it as there was a cruise ship in town overnight. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Konya wasn't in my itinerary and the Galata Mevlevi Museum was closed at the time of our visit and the closest thing to witness a Sema with the whirling dervishes was to go touristy with a ceremony performance at the Hodjapasha Cultural Center. For 60 TL you can squash your curiousity and when it is over you ask yourself "what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

we went with 3 teenage daughters they enjoyed it it was an eye opener for different practices time passed by much faster then what i expected. we also visited the Sufi Dervish museum on the other side of Istanbul; we saw the actual location where these ceremonies used to take place it was a great complement

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Saw the Whirling Dervishes ceremony this past Monday. I don't think they usually have a performance on Monday but they added it as there was a cruise ship in town overnight. I thought the ceremony was beautiful, although most in our tour group didn't enjoy it as much. I think it is definitely worth seeing once, as you see images... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The dance was so beautiful love the show had difficulty finding the place. Wondering how the dancers could whirl that much

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience ! We can feel the transformation of dervishes to reach Devine state with good Sufi music. Don't miss ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Cultural Center is a beautiful space: spare, simple, intimate. We attended the Sema (Sufi) Whirling Dervish. Quite stunning to realize that, for the "performers," this is a life-long spiritual mode of being. After about half the hour-long experience, I had to stop watching so as not to get dizzy myself, and it's staggering that the dancers can go for... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This center offers many show and we attended the Whirling Dervish show here. The show was very beautiful from the music to the dervishes. The show was interesting and very respectful to the traditions of the culture. We were very awestruck by the presentation we attended. You will really enjoy a visit to this center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Hodjapasha Center is created from an old Hamam - the building is beautifully and tactfully restored and creates a fantastic and intimate setting for a very special experience. The introductory story is projected onto the domed ceiling accompanied by delicate sounds of traditional instruments and then we were given a moment to reflect as the Dervishes walked in. The ceremony... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I've experienced dervish ceremonies in a number of different locations in the city and it's always something I try and take my guests to. While it's tailored to a tourist audience I've always found it a real privilege to witness. I hadn't been to the Hodjapasha Cultural Center before though. There's a lot I want to like. It's run in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had the pleasure of experiencing "The White Rose." My husband, thirteen year old boy and I landed front row seats, which proved to be grand. This dance drama centers around a love story with a backdrop of historical events in the 1730s. It was fun, and interactive. The dances ranged from belly-dancing to choreographed fights. The height of the... More 

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