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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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1. Dervish Experience : Live Show & Exhibition : Everyday at 19:00 Price: 20 USD / Free hot and cold beverages. 2. Rhythm of the Dance :Featuring variety of charming folkloric dances of Anatolia combined with exotic Oriental dances and Ottoman...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak No: 3/B | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see. I went with three male family members and we all thoroughly enjoyed this show. It was approx an hour long which is a great length of time.. not too long and it means each dance is a good length too....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are familiar with Sufism and spiritual world, you’d enjoy the show. Highly recommend for visitors to read a bit more what “Dervish” is and the “dance” rituals. I liked the location and professionalism of the staff.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank milanim99
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the worst thing I have seen in 50 yrs. Everyone was bored to death and probably would have ran away had they not told upfront not to move during the performance. Same spinning for 45 min with no other actions other than bowing....More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Pankaj S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it is over rated and gets boring half way through. It is one hour of repetitive movements. I think it is over priced for what it is.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank SMF123Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen the Rhythm of the Dance (Hodja Pash) every time I am in Istanbul, at least 2 times every year and find in a great show. It represents different areas of Turkish folk dance and Ottoman court culture. I am the director of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Curt W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beyond expectations ... Highly recommended show which contains several short scenes which makes it interesting. The dancers are high skilled and passionate to what they are doing .

Thank Elias H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting show, educational and unique. Great performance. Religious and ritualistic. Don't go if you want to see a concert, it's very chanting and specific

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Arina Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to be at the show by 8pm for 8.30 start and we got there 5 minutes early and were told quite abruptly "you have to wait" so they let us upstairs to wait for the show to start for 30 minutes and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Pixelcount
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon recommendation of our friends we bought tickets for the Rhythm of the dance. The HodjaPasha cultural center is established in an old hamam. Everything is very well organized and very professional. The show area is circular. There are 12 shows and takes 70 minutes....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 273gamzet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time seeing this performance with my family. It was various traditional Turkish dances with a bit of glitter, glammer and pizzazz. Mixed with soloists and ensemble numbers. I thoroughly enjoyed it, in particular the male solo dancer who belly danced and...More

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jess r
April 8, 2019|
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Response from Nelson A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jess, There are 2 places that I know, but one of them doesn't have ceremonies as often as Hodjapasha and their location, although it's the historic train station in Sirkeci, is not as nice as the Sirceki old Turkish Bath... More
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sat1974
April 29, 2018|
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Response from Mazaaaj | Reviewed this property |
Yup there is a space for wheelchair.
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DinaN222
September 17, 2017|
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Response from moviegeekjn | Reviewed this property |
No photos are allowed during the performance. However, a number of people disobey this rule and do so anyway. I don't recommend doing this; this demonstrates disrespect for the ceremony and irritates audience members as... More
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