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Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

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    Immerse in an important part of traditional Turkish culture during this visit to a 1-hour Whirling Dervish museum and ceremony. Sip on a complimentary soft drink in the lobby and wander the exhibitions featuring traditional clothes, instruments and tools from the mystical Sufis.
    Watch a short film about the famous mystic Rumi and enjoy classical Turkish music during a concert performed by a traditional orchestra. Then prepare to be mesmerized as a Whirling Dervish ceremony begins, compete with 360-degree special effects and a beautiful, historic setting.
    This evening of cultural music and dance lasts approximately one hour and seating is first booked, first served. The Whirling Dervish ceremony has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity and is an approximately 800-year-old Turkish tradition.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had heard a lot of polar reviews about the Whirling Dervish ceremony. To be clear it is not entertainment. You are witnessing a prayer and as such, it is a solemn ceremony. After reading the totally different review ratings we chose to attend a...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank yvs100
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The Whirling Dervishes is one branch of Sufi Islam. The ceremony is one hour long and is broken up into seven parts. English translation of each stage is projected on the wall throughout the ceremony. You can also find it in the complimentary pamphlet. The...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Arya07
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Ok, first of all, gotta respect it’s a religious dance but besides that its all so repetitive and boring, not one single person in the audience liked it, you see long faces, people yawning, people sleeping, i honestly expected more and wanted to go to...More

    Thank aeonryss
    Reviewed June 25, 2019

    I absolutely loved every moment of this intriguing, peaceful and mystical ritual. To be frank, my only disappointment was with the disrespectful audience members (this includes you, the bored teenager sitting next to me who kept on sighing and also you, the young couple who...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    2  Thank Andyvd81
    Reviewed June 18, 2019

    Looks fun on the poster, but first half of the show is just prayer session, then second half of show is the same slow spinning routine that will put you to sleep. Don't go...

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank th0622
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    Response from Andyvd81 | Reviewed this property |
    The duration of the performance is 1 hour and the configuration of the room does not allow leaving early. You can buy and print tickets directly from hodjapasha . com
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