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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

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Address: Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
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+90 212 511 4626
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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.

 

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Culturally Enriching!!

My hotel staff recommended this dervish show when I had insisted on attending one. I booked the one hour show at the Hodjapasha Cultural Center; it is recommended that you buy... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2016
Sharry D
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect show. You not allowed to take pictures or videos during show. Just sit back and enjoy it, so hypnotising. Very calm and spiritual.The dervish show lasted an hour. Well worth to visit.

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Thank Jaedytka
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We respect the religious aspect of this, but if you are thinking of checking this out, it is nothing like video's we have seen of this. This is quite boring and I agree with some other reviewers, you need to be in the right frame of mind, it is repetitive, and if a shorter version does exist, do that!

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Thank traveltips007
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect, hypnotizing whirling darwish show. It's unbelievable how they dance and just makes you want to see more.

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Thank Haggai84
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here to watch the whirling dervishes. I was surprised looking at the crowd as it was full-house. I'd highly recommend this spiritual performance if you are a fan of rumi/sufism because otherwise you wouldnt be able to appreciate the show. I was amazed by the performance. Speechless. It is just different and very intriguing.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Already as a kid growing up in Germany I had heard about the Tanzende Derwische, so when I finally made it to Istanbul in middle age, I couldn't really miss them. I expected the show to be garishly over-illuminated but that was not the case. There were 4 dervishes whirling, one of them obviously a novice, which made the grace... More 

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Reviewed March 4, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed this very much. Housed in an old Ottoman hammam, you get to learn some basic information on sufism and its history before the show, allowing for a better appreciation of the full ceremony. The show itself is mesmerizing, with a combo of mystic music, religious chanting and whirlwinding devotion dance. As a bonus, we got... More 

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Reviewed February 16, 2017

I'd wanted to see a Dervish ceremony for many years and finally got around to booking this. If you're looking for something exciting or fast paced then this isn't for you but if, like me, you find Dervishes mesmerising then this is definitely something to see. I'd recommend getting there a bit early as there's an exhibition area that's also... More 

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Reviewed January 29, 2017

I have been both to the dervish show and to Rhythm of the Dance. Both are great but for different tastes. If you want an entertaining show, Rhythm of the Dance is right for you. It's kind of an Orientalist fantasy dance spectacle, very varied and fast paced. The dervish show is suited for people who are ready to see... More 

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Reviewed December 3, 2016

My hotel staff recommended this dervish show when I had insisted on attending one. I booked the one hour show at the Hodjapasha Cultural Center; it is recommended that you buy tickets in advance. The center was about 10-12 mins from the Grand Bazaar. The seating was numbered and free small beverages were provided before the show. You can walk... More 

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Thank Sharry D
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Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

For anyone visiting istanbul this place is a must. I saw a dervish show here, and words cannot do justice to great experience i had. The ambience of this place is mind blowing.

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