Whirling Dervishes At Hodjapasha - Istanbul

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Discover the history and culture of the famous Whirling Dervishes during this 1-hour at Istanbuls Hodjapasha. Wander the Whirling Dervishes museum and learn about their traditional ceremonies, clothing, musical instruments and tools. Read about the famous mystic Rumi and enjoy some of his best poems before experiencing a traditional Whirling Dervish ceremony, one of the most important rituals in Turkish culture.

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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 UNESCOs list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity and is an approximately 800-year-old Turkish tradition.

Inclusions for Whirling Dervishes At Hodjapasha

  • Entrance fee
  • Beverages
  • Multi Language Explanation Booklet

Exclusions for Whirling Dervishes At Hodjapasha

  • Food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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10 Traveler Reviews

  • Good to see.

  • From the show perspective it was amazing.

  • We did the shorter show. It is enough. We enjoyed the performance.

  • The theatre is very beautiful and the show transports you!

  • The show was interesting but it was pretty clear that the 3 Whirling Darvechs did not have their heart in the performance. They looked extremely bored and were just going through the motions of the 3 dances that they performed, which was unfortunate because it is really an interesting story.

    The theater was very nice and the seating intimate. Even though the website said the seating for the 1 hour show would not be reserved, each of us had pre-assigned seats.

  • Wonderful!. The lights and projections added to what was an incredibly special experience. Lovely venue, easily located. Would definitely recommend.

  • The experience went exactly as was described and as I expected. While I personally enjoyed it as a cultural experience, others in my group were quite bored, especially my 14 year old granddaughter..

  • Front row tickets.Convenient to book through Viator. Show was ok.

  • It was a very interesting and beautiful experience. We collected our tickets from the ticket counter in Hodjapasha theatre. We got fantastic seats. Theater was easy to find - it is clearly visible from the main street just before the Koska sweets shop if you approach from Sultanahmet.
    Come at least 20 minutes in advance as there is a queue to get inside which moves fast and you get free refreshments as well.

  • Very good

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