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Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

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Fatih, Turkey
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Uncover the sacred practice of the mystical Sufis at an authentic Mevlevi Sema Ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha, and witness the 800-year-old tradition that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Be mesmerized by the bizarre yet beautiful sight of the Whirling Dervishes as they perform their unique spiritual rituals during an hour-long show, including a live orchestra and 360-video projections.
  • A 1-hour Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha in Istanbul
  • Immerse in Turkish culture
  • Watch a mesmerizing performance
  • Explore the Whirling Dervishes’ museum
  • Learn about the history of Whirling Dervishes
  • Listen to a live Turkish orchestra
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Multi Language Explanation Booklet
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Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Hoca Paşa Mahallesi Ankara Caddesi, Hoca Paşa, Hocapaşa Hamamı Sk. No:3 D:B, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hodjapasha Cultural Centre

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha.

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108 Reviews

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Maddi dünyaya dönüş
SSR
, Oct 2020
Short and sweet with a quick introduction. Informative with an intimate setting. From God we receive, to humanity we give’.
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Divine!!
Tom
, Aug 2020
Unbelievable, truly spiritual experience. Seeing peace snd love on the dervishes faces during their whirl you realize it is not just a performance.
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star-5
Great.
ramramsey
, Dec 2019
It was very interesting and educational. It was worth it. The place was organized and professional..
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star-5
Mesmerizing ritual
Barryfisherfromthebu
, Dec 2019
This is the real deal. The performance is a religious ritual not just an entertaining show. The museum is great and the explanations of the prayers during the performance is helpful.
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Skip it!
tripdude541
, Nov 2019
Very disappointing. Slow moving, not fully coordinated, and Boring!! As I glanced around, most people were falling to sleep. Completely lacks any energy, I was expecting really high speeds and it wasn’t. I recognize the religious and historical significance but it is not an entertaining stage show.
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No photography allowed
Benedicto R
, Sep 2019
Overall, an interesting look into the whirling dervishes ceremony in a unique, comfortable setting. I am an avid photographer and what I didn't realize is that photography or videography of any kind is prohibited as this is a religious ceremony.
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star-5
Wonderful experience
Trek592611
, Sep 2019
This is a religious ceremony not a show which is the most important thing to remember when watching it. I felt honoured to be able to witness this.
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Awful
Arash K
, Jul 2019
This show is so boring. Everyone in the theatre was falling asleep. People were leaving early and on their phones. The dancers bow about 100 times; they do the same thing (spinning throughout the entire show. No imagination has been used in this show. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY.I was far from the exit so I couldn't escape.
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star-4
We did the shorter show. It is enough...
Wayne P
, Jul 2016
We did the shorter show. It is enough. We enjoyed the performance.
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star-5
The theatre is very beautiful and the...
veronica d
, Jun 2016
The theatre is very beautiful and the show transports you!
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