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Dervis Evi Whirling Dervishes

Goreme Kavsagi | Ortahisar Kasagasi, Goreme 50650, Turkey
+90 258 271 40 50
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An important tradition to experience

Let's start by saying that I'm enticed by Sufiism. The show was very interesting and well... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2015
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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An especial evening in an amazing building!

We spent a wonderfully reverent evening in the company of the Whirling Dervishes who were created... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2015
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Goreme Kavsagi | Ortahisar Kasagasi, Goreme 50650, Turkey
+90 258 271 40 50
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Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Let's start by saying that I'm enticed by Sufiism. The show was very interesting and well organized, but it is definitely overpriced given the quality of the performance. The key reason that justifies attending is that it is very authentic to the region. A few...More

Thank Morad_Askar
Reviewed August 25, 2015

We spent a wonderfully reverent evening in the company of the Whirling Dervishes who were created by Mevlana, the famous religious poet known more widely as Rumi. This is not a spectacle. These are devotees who are allowing outsiders to witness their religious activity -...More

Thank 46edwinaj
Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Show was very interesting. It's something you should see in Turkey as its part of their traditions. However it's a very short show and it's not worth it the price. They could complement the experience by offering drinks or food. It's a lot of money...More

Thank Zammonde
Reviewed August 23, 2015

A good spiritual experience for those who are spiritually inclined and those who'd value the Sema. Accompanying Sufi music was soothing and melodious.

1  Thank ScherIrani
Reviewed August 21, 2015

It is important to realize that the Whirling Dervishes are NOT entertainers, but rather take part in a very intimate spiritual ritual. If you go expecting to be entertained you will be bored, but if you go with the sincere wish to observe and experience...More

1  Thank lelanie s
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Cheaper than offered in Istanbul and it feels surreal watching it. No kids are allowed. It is showing as it is, no other added performance, thus very realistic.

Thank edyve
Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Show was good.they are whirling around and costume also ..bu i love music much more.At the and of show they give us a cinnamon sherbet was fantastic also...

1  Thank Seniye Y
Reviewed August 6, 2015

Held in a beautifully restored caravanserai. It's worth reading up a little before you get there. This is essentially a religious ceremony more than a tourist performance. The dervish practice was outlawed in Turkey in the 1920s, and then permitted as a tourist performance starting...More

1  Thank rosahNY
Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

This is a very interesting show and especially if you know the history of it. Personally for me for 60 lira for like a 45 minute show i think it is a bit over priced but it is worth seeing once. You may feel very...More

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Went there this evening, it was beautiful and nice but i would like to make a complain about this place. As i arrived early getting a seat in the 1st row, was ask by the theatre staff can only seat on the 2nd row so...More

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November 9, 2015|
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Response from Rasa L | Reviewed this property |
I have been there before a year, 2014 November. My hotel driver picked up me from my hotel in Goreme to another town where was a show in the caravansaray. Sorry I do not remember exactly which town Urgup or Uchisar, but very... More