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Whirling Dervishes Show

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4.0 1403 Reviews
#108 in Istanbul

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

Avoid paying the €22 admission fee at the Whirling Dervishes Show.

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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.

People     Whirling Dervishes Show

  • "W had great time, amazing performance, totally different experience. We truly enjoyed.
    Only thing that i did not like was the fact that they were letting new people in during the performance. "

    Sabiha M
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  • "Very well structured. The centre provides an informational booklet about Rumi and the sema ritual. The show was authentic and eye-opening. "

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  • "Amazing show in an old hammam - recommend to everyone who wish to immerse in cultural heritage of Istanbul/Turkey. ?>"

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