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Yeni kayseri Yolu 6 km, Nevsehir 505000, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fascinating opportunity to observe a 'private' religious ceremony. I had seen a public Dervish ceremony in Khartoum many years earlier and then learned more about the Dervishes during a visit to Konya, a major Dervish center, three days before this opportunity. This...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I'm so glad we went to the Whirling Dervishes ceremony at the Saruhan historic caravanserai. It was an excellent cultural,musical and spiritual experience. The building is so atmospheric. I wish more tourists were there.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

so we were trapped into this by our guide for one of the tours who told us this is way better than hodjpasha in istanbul. we were to see the ceremony at hodjpasha but unfortunately got convinced for this! its a religious ceremony but honestly...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Just a tourist trap, a very commercialised experience that does not worth the exorbitant price. As a travel agent, I will never advise my clients to go there. See the real thing for free in Konya or Istanbul instead. Avoid at all costs!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AndromachosD
Reviewed November 6, 2016

this is a nice open air shopping center made to feel like a old bazaar, but several shops are empty leaving fewer choices. The ceramic shop is nice but pricey, the owner does a at least some of the pieces himself using old designs as...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Claudia J
Reviewed October 25, 2016

We attended a whirling dervish show in the restored caravaneseria which in itself is something considering it was a stable for camels and protection of the goods on the silk route, But the amazing ritual of the dancers is something you must experience whilst in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Very well restorated mid age typical carravanserai. Very traditional mesnevi Show. Great staff and non-commercial atmospher. If you are in Cappadokia, you should pay a visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

I was so intrigued to know that this was an old Carvanseri that was restored, situated on the old Silk Road, were traders used to stop over night with their goods. We saw a whirling dervish ceremony there, and the ambiance of this place made...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank crazybunch
Reviewed June 28, 2016

I wen there with my husband to see the Dervish dancing. We went in, thinking it was going to be something lighter... it turned out to be extremely inspirational, metaphysical and moving. I got transported, same as my husband, we end up extremely relaxed and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Q9698KQlorenas
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Whirling dervish ceremony, held in a 13th century caravanseri (caravan stop). In warm weather the ceremony is held outside in the courtyard, in cooler weather it is held inside. Arrive early and you can walk around inside and out and wonder what it might have...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Response from coldy | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was about 8 PM. The hotel will arrange for pick up and return for you. I think the shows are only in the evening. It can be cool so take jacket.