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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
+90 212 511 46 26
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1. Dervish Experience : Live Show & Exhibition : Everyday Tuesday , Thursday , Saturday and Sunday at 19:00 Price: 70 TL / 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 Palace dances. Every Tuesday & Saturday at 21:00 Price : 110 TL / Free hot and cold beverages.
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Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
+90 212 511 46 26
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

The show was modest in price, yet extravagant in art, passion, and culture. Prime music, top performance, and lovely atmosphere. Must see in Istanbul.

Thank Johny F
Reviewed October 11, 2011

A must -do on any itinerary in Istanbul. These young people have obvious energy and joy in what they do. The setting is an ancient bath which is perfect for the amazing array of dance styles. And yes they do have belly-dancing but not like...More

Thank mjpascuzzi
Reviewed October 8, 2011

Saw Semar dance show. It was a great experience to see it for first time. But enjoyed just first 10 minutes of dance. Then you get sleepy. Same routine for an hour. I understand this dance supposed to be that, though. Location was very hard...More

1  Thank TravelProNewYork
Reviewed October 6, 2011

This particular dance venue wasn't listed in the LP or DK Istanbul books that I had; I found it as a highly rated attraction on TripAdvisor. We were glad I did; this was a very enjoyable experience. Pre-arranged ticket sales via email (their "buy on-line"...More

2  Thank ForReality
Reviewed October 5, 2011

it was different kind of dances from anatolians dances until belly dance.The troop is so talentuous and dance with heart and smile.the musicians were in connection with the public playing touching lyrics songs from old Turkey.This place deserve to be visited.Especially the Room show is...More

1  Thank Anysia S
Reviewed September 30, 2011

A must visit. A very fine environment, no non sence, cultural setting where one can explore folk dances in an excellent setting. The context is a Hammam that was designed by the famous Sinan.

Thank ThegilaniAK
Reviewed September 28, 2011

Loved the dancing, particularly the belly dancers. This is a very touristy outing, not really somewhere to go if you're determined to see the 'real' Istanbul, but hey, it was still a lot of fun. It is in a really small, intimate venue, any seat...More

3  Thank Mayfair82
Reviewed September 27, 2011

Belly Dancer at end of show was good, male dancers at the end of show dancing on their toes and musicians are very good -- the majority of the show was not very good. Not sure why the other reviewers are raving about this place....More

5  Thank Naxelrod
Reviewed September 25, 2011

Great space. Our show was not sold out but would still recommend getting reservations and request seats in center. I cannot judge authenticity of performance but it was entertaining from beginning to end. Live music accompaniment was exceptional.

Thank ballen122
Reviewed September 24, 2011

This was a colourful night with great costumes and music. Ther is enough variety and a nice well frunished venue with good views for everyone. theree is a history of dance in the foyer, which is also interesting.

Thank kay024
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Dina N
September 17, 2017|
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Response from None of Y | Reviewed this property |
No picture-taking allowed. People who 'forget' this rule get a reminder by way of a laser-pointer. Just put away the camera, enjoy the event, and let other people enjoy the event without constant camera fidgeting moves.
June 12, 2017|
Response from Poitier P | Reviewed this property |
yes, but during peak season you'll be put on the waiting list, hence insecure
June 10, 2017|
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Response from Poitier P | Reviewed this property |
well they only have shows in the evening (I think). No point opening during day time & do nothing there