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“Very moving!”

Dervis Evi Whirling Dervishes
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Sydney, Australia
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398 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Very moving!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013


This is a religious ceremony and not an entertainment show for tourists,we found it a very spiritual experience. The ceremony is performed downstairs in a cave. The audience is seated around a round stage. We were told photography is prohibited during the ceremony. The musicians enter the stage, followed by five dervishes. The lights dim during the ceremony and at the end of the ceremony, the musicians and dervishes exit the stage.
We really enjoyed it and found it very moving to see the look of serenity n the faces of the performers.

Visited May 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“take it off your bucket list”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

do not go. zzzzzzz, boring. Certainly not for kids and as an adult I didn't like and wouldn't recommend it. save your $ for a Cirque de Soliel show. This is just really dudes, spinning around in circles. Boring repetitive music and spinning. A dentist by day and a twirler by night. No pyrotechnics, no acrobatics, no interesting music. It is an hour of your life that you won't get back but wish you could. No-one liked it in our group. Ntg cultural or mystic or sacred about it. I felt taken.

Visited March 2013
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Valparaiso
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“Interesting ceremony”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Interesting ceremony , presented as a sacred ritual and essential to understand the Ottoman culture.

Visited January 2013
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“Overated show all over Turkey !!!!!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Guys just skip this performance , the whole show is about some guys that just keep turning around , I admir their redundance but just give me a break it is noting spectacular so please just dont go save your money and your time. You can see them for free at a restaurant near Aya Sofia where are performances every night on the open terrace. Now after i saw this thing i would not attend again this kind of performance even if I get paid for . Truth is the whole country is based on fooling tourists to spend money on rugs and ceramics that you dont need and have no practical value. Beware of any purchases you will make on Turkey around corner may be half the price .

Visited March 2013
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Great cultural experience! So intriguing and beautiful. Serenity on their faces. It was nice to experience this in a more cozy atmosphere in Goreme. The view from the car going to the venue was incredible!!!

Visited March 2013
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