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Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

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    What to Expect
    Immerse in an important part of traditional Turkish culture during this visit to a 1-hour Whirling Dervish museum and ceremony. Sip on a complimentary soft drink in the lobby and wander the exhibitions featuring traditional clothes, instruments and tools from the mystical Sufis.

    Watch a short film about the famous mystic Rumi and enjoy classical Turkish music during a concert performed by a traditional orchestra. Then prepare to be mesmerized as a Whirling Dervish ceremony begins, compete with 360-degree special effects and a beautiful, historic setting.

    This evening of cultural music and dance lasts approximately one hour and seating is first booked, first served. The Whirling Dervish ceremony has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity and is an approximately 800-year-old Turkish tradition.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hodjapasha
    Departure Time
    7:00 PM
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Beverages
    • Multi Language Explanation Booklet
    • Entry/Admission - Whirling Dervishes Istanbul
    Exclusions
    • Food
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This is the worst thing I have seen in 50 yrs. Everyone was bored to death and probably would have ran away had they not told upfront not to move during the performance. Same spinning for 45 min with no other actions other than bowing....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Pankaj S
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I think it is over rated and gets boring half way through. It is one hour of repetitive movements. I think it is over priced for what it is.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank SMF123Q
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The show is a small venue so great sightlines. And was the perfect length for a show where you do not even want to sneeze to ruin the experience for others.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Serge612
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Unique experience! The performance provided insights to the infamous spiritual form. Recommended who curious to know.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank hannamonikaw
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The show was amazing (especially if you are honestly interested in understanding their culture). There was a projection on screen that gave us explanation on what was going on. The 'singer's' voice was beautiful. We were also given leaflets that explained the history of the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank aryeayub
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    21 July 2019|
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    Response from Andyvd81 | Reviewed this property |
    The duration of the performance is 1 hour and the configuration of the room does not allow leaving early. You can buy and print tickets directly from hodjapasha . com
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