Whirling Dervishes Show

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#92 in Istanbul

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What's there?

This 800 year-old ritual in the historic Hodjapasha Dance Theater will be a breathtaking experience! World famous Heaven Dirge and whirling dervishes are on the stage. At Hodjapasha Dance Theater, titular of “the best authentic local event” award, this show of dervishes will be the embodiment of reaching towards the deity with love. The ritual will be accompanied by classical orchestra and readers of Mıtrıp Heyeti (a band with traditional instruments). Access easily with the Istanbul Tourist Pass!

Discover the historic Whirling Dervishes ritual of the Mevlevi order, and enjoy the classical orchestra and Mitrip Band. Enjoy complimentary hot and cold beverage treats before the show

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Admission included

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Hours & schedule

The Whirling Dervishes Show is performed on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays during Winter and every day during Summer at 7:00 PM. The show takes about 1 hour, with no breaks and you have to be present at 18:15 or else your reservation might be cancelled.

How to get there?

Take the T1 line to Sirkeci station. Walk upwards on Ankara Street and take the first street to the left (Hocapaşa Hamamı Sk.)

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What’s included?

One-time admission to the Whirling Dervishes Show.

What’s not included?

Pick-up to or drop-off from the hotel.


Children under the age of 7 are not allowed into the show by the venue.
Please note that an E-mail concerning the reservation will be sent to you after the purchase. Last-minute reservations are acceptable, but it’s highly recommended they be a day prior to the specified day.

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  • "We saw two shows at the Cultural Center. Both of them were excellent. The Whirling Dervish presentation was emotionally stirring. I know they put this on for tourists but, if you take the time to research the history and understand the ceremony, it becomes easy to see why this has endured for so long. The Rhythm of the Dance show was very entertaining. The energy displayed is infectious as well as the quality of the performance. I would see these events again should I find myself fortunate enough to return to Istanbul. "

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