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Dervish Ceremony in the Real Monastery Every Monday & Thursday Nights at 20:00. meeting place is Sultanahmet. Shuttle Service from Sultanahmet to the monastery. In the end of the ceremony, return back to sultanahmet
There are place that will show these Derwish dances in a spectacular light show etc, however, go to the real thing which ouzes folklore and authenticity! I was impressed and found this experience one of a kind!
Was not sure what to expect. But it was a delightful experience and a look into such a different culture. But rember to wear something with sleeves and have your legs covered. You will be awed. No photos allowed.
At a last minute whim, we bought tickets to see the Whirling Dervishes perform one evening at the Dervish Museum in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul.
The performance lasts about an hour and is a breathtaking, beautiful and solemn ritual. Graceful, elegant and profound. Just...More
When you think of Turkey you think of a few things (besides the static: Hagia Sophia, Bosphorus, etc). You think of Turkish delights, the massage/baths, and WHIRLING dervishes! It's a thing; its a highlight not to be missed.
I did not go for the whirling dervish ceremony in sultanahmet, instead in Goreme. The ceremony was in Avanos. I can't really put in words what I felt, and I think I have reason for that. Even if you are not religious/spiritual, you feel something...More
This was a bit of a disappointment, because I was interested in this ceremony. They gave us apple tea on arrival, and we sat in a large room at the Sirkeci Train Station. About 10 minutes after the start time, a band came out and...More
I really enjoyed this ceremony and what it means. You are taken through a prey that is a journey from material to spiritual and then back to material. Unfortunately many tourists think of this as a show and don't obey to the rules (silence, no...More
The ceremony took place in theater which was a once a Turkish Bath. The whole atmosphere including the old but well maintained building was enchanting for us. As mentioned by others this is a religious ceremony and if you are not aware of its meaning...More
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.