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Galata Mevlevi Museum

Sahkulu Mah. Galip Dede Cad. No:15, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 245 41 41
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Very special experience

We booked tickets for the Sema performance weeks in advance and arrived about an hour prior to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dirk W
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Mermaid Beach, Australia
Dervish museum

This is a smallish museum about the dervishes. the exhibits are very interesting, and the examples... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
nancyshealy81
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Easley, South Carolina
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Sahkulu Mah. Galip Dede Cad. No:15, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

1  Thank Ebru A
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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

1  Thank Cretan_native
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Plenty to see in terms of tombs of saints here. Interesting former dervish lodge. It did feel that this was more embellished for tourists rather than for someone looking for spirituality. All the same, I felt it was good value. Konya would likely be the...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

The Museum is far from being a thoughtful site, which one would suggest when it comes to the very nature of a prominent dergah. Thus, it is a waste in terms of the concept and the idea of museum. A limited collection with little diligence...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Cross the Galata bridge and take the short Metro climb to Tunel (or literally climb the streets) and you'll find the Mevlevi Museum just east of the Metro stop. The small entry fee grants entrance to a glimpse of Sufism. It's a small museum with...More

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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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jadoonrabia
August 7, 2017|
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Response from JJHDerbyshire | Reviewed this property |
Hi - there were older children at the ceremony we attended but the organisers made the point that it was a religious ceremony and that they expected everybody to be silent during it. I don't think 3 year olds were... More
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