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Galata Mevlevi Museum

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We stumbled upon this museum in our wanders around Perla and were glad we did. The story it tells... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GlobalGeckos
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Possible to get the Dervish dance tickets on the day

We only saw the Whirling Dervish Dance show but visited no museum. The show is slow to start with... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this museum in our wanders around Perla and were glad we did. The story it tells - or tries to tell - is fascinating. The structure itself is interesting and the exhibits on the turbans and clothing and the arts and music...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We only saw the Whirling Dervish Dance show but visited no museum. The show is slow to start with but worth waiting for dervishes to start their dance. Mesmarising show in a beautiful hall, a wonderful experience. It’s possible to get tickets on the day...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

The Sama' ceremony is not just a show aimed at tourists. It is an act of love by the disciples aimed at all present and humanity by and large. And as a "guest" I receive it like a privilege irrespective of my creed. So yes,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank 948victor
Reviewed June 2, 2018

We booked tickets for the Sema performance weeks in advance and arrived about an hour prior to the start, but the seats are "first in best dressed" and we ended up in row 3. There are lots of pillars that can obscure the view of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank DirkW107
Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is a smallish museum about the dervishes. the exhibits are very interesting, and the examples of the calligraphied Korans are beautiful. You can also go upstairs to see the area where they perform their ceremony. The outside is nice as well, with some seating...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank nancyshealy81
Reviewed April 1, 2018

We visited this place as it was included in our museum pass and it was close to Galata tower, so we decided to stop by. It is interesting to check out, but it was not a must see museum. If you have the museum pass...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank KarlaDGO
Reviewed March 9, 2018

If you come to istanbul a few days. You must visit this muesum. If you have to time. You must watch to derwish dance must be.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

I'm very happy to see this museum. Very big history and will say that you have to go there and visit this museum

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

If you are interested in the life style and philosophy of Mevlevi Dervishes, the Museum of Galata Mevlevihanesi is one of the best places to visit. You can learn more about the Mevlevi Derivshes in terms of historical facts, social and daily life activities as...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Ebru A
Reviewed December 7, 2017

As soon as i decided to spend 5 days (6 nights) in Konstantinoupolis (Istanbul), I wished to see this wonderful religious performance on a Sunday's afternoon (17:00) in November 2017. Did not regret it at all. Tickets bit expensive (75 TL) but actually it worth...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Cretan_native
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Saiqa K
August 17, 2018|
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Response from 948victor | Reviewed this property |
Hello There are 3 sema' in Istanbul. The one at the Mevlevihanesi near Galata tower has a sema' on sunday afternoons (maybe other times too. Check their website). And you cannot make reservations.
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fluidyoga
January 21, 2018|
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Response from Ebru A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, In general, "Seb-i Aruz" (Sema Performance) is held in Konya. However, there might be some sessions in the Galata Mevlevihanesi. You need to ask weekly program there. Have a nice time Ebru
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ropi d
Jakarta, Indonesia
2 day itinerary in Cappadocia (April) (5 Replies)
Dear all, Please advice for my below itinerary, especially for Cappadocia related: - big picture: trip to Turkey is the first half trip. another 7 days trip will be spent in KSA for Umra. - Travel period in Turkey: 24-30 apr 2016 - traveler: 2 adults (a couple) - itinerary: ISTANBUL Day 1 (Sunday). Landed in IST at 12.20. stay in Sultanahmat. destination: Galata Mevlevi Museum (visiting the museum and then attend the sema/whirling dervish ceremony). question: ...More
February 03, 2016|
Response fromropi d|
Hi JodoKast1221, Thanks. cheers, ropi
Priyam M
Toronto, Canada
Whirling Dervishes Istanbul (1 Replies)
Hi All As I am planning my trip to Istanbul in January , I am very much interested in catching the whirling dervishes performance. My research suggests that the Galata Mevlevi Museum is where the performances are held the second of every month on a Sunday, However, can some one please confirm this. I was on their website and couldn't get information in terms of prices and dates for January 2017? Moreover, are the performances held elsewhere as well ? If so, what days and prices per...More
November 17, 2016|
Response fromsarikanarya|
The dervish performance is held every Sunday at 17.00 NOT every other Sunday. think the cost is still 50 T.L There are also performances every evening at HodjaPaşa Culture Centre in Sirkeci too.
ropi d
Jakarta, Indonesia
Pls advice 7D itinerary in 4 cities (5 Replies)
Dear all, Please advice for my below itinerary: - big picture: trip to Turkey is the first half trip. another 7 days trip will be spent in KSA for Umra. - Travel period in Turkey: 24-30 apr 2016 - traveler: 2 adults (a couple) - itinerary: ISTANBUL Day 1 (Sunday). Landed in IST at 12.20. stay in Sultanahmat. destination: Galata Mevlevi Museum (visiting the museum and then attend the sema/whirling dervish ceremony). question: 1a. any idea for affordable shuttle services from...More
February 03, 2016|
Response fromropi d|
Hi, Just to clarify. Landed in IST at noon (Day 1). Thanks, Ropi