Disclaimer: Go only if you want to to go for it! I know people who went with an expectation of a performance (belly dancing or a dance form), and got thoroughly disappointed. Also, belly dancing is a different show than dervishes. So make sure you know what you are paying for ;)
I personally really liked the experience only because I have been wanting to watch whirling dervishes live since the day I landed in Istanbul. It's not a dance performance (and they ask you to not clap or take pictures during the show). It's more of a religious/spiritual ceremony where kuran is read, and through dance, they connect to God.
Pretty interesting and fascinating if you read a bit before around the concept, meaning and what to expect! The brochure (you may find almost everywhere in Istanbul) gives a good idea of what to expect in that 1 hour.
Price - 50 liras!
- They have really good souvenirs too related to dervishes (best I saw in Istanbul), but really expensive, of course!
- A welcome drink + turkish sweets are offered (but no food!)
- Not allowed to take pictures
- Timings: Evening ~7:30pm
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