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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
+90 212 511 4626
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Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul
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Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha
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Rhythm of the Dance Show at Hodjapasha In Istanbul
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1. Istanbul Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema Ceremony / Everyday except Monday and Friday at 19:00 Price: 60 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. 2. Rhythm of the Dance :Featuring variety of charming folkloric dances of Anatolia , Balkans and Caucasian regions combined with exotic oriental dances. Tuesday Thursday Saturday 21:00 Alternating biweekly with White Rose . Price : 70 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. 3. White Rose : A theatral dance show that sensationally combines oriental dance , harem dance and modern dance together. Theme is based on an extraordinary true love story of an Ottoman slave woman and ambassador during Tulip Period in 17TH Century. Tuesday Thursday Saturday 21:00 Alternating biweekly with Rhythm of the Dance . Price : 80 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. See our website for the calendar of the shows.
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  • Poor5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
+90 212 511 4626
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

I found much bettter the other one we had the opportunity to watch at Cappadocia, where things seemed more natural and the environment was less touristy.

3  Thank GUSDALI
Reviewed 22 November 2011

The location is right outside the main train station. The building is a converted hamam. Quite grand. There was an exhibit for evloution of dance in Turkey which was interesting. There is a free drink with the tickets, it is basically a juice from a...More

Thank SingaporeKAP
Reviewed 21 November 2011

With so many choices of which Turkish show to see i had a chance to see the Sufi Music & Whirling Dervish Ceremony,then belly dancing & a band. Enjoyed it much!

Thank feelena
Reviewed 18 November 2011

this is a nice experience but not a must see. For the same price I am sure you can do something else fun. they have dances from different regions of turkey. I would suggest seeing whirring dervishes instead of Turkish Dance

Thank AdnanC
Reviewed 14 November 2011

This ceremony had a serious, religious feel to it, rather than being a flashy touristy spectacle. We appreciated being allowed to share in this and found it not only interesting and educational but also uplifting. It took exactly one hour and was a welcome moment...More

Thank RebeccaPeter
Reviewed 11 November 2011

the whirling dervishes were interesting, but not exceptional

Thank jAlfano
Reviewed 11 November 2011

I always knew it so was eager to witness this divine sema ceremony of sufi. At Hodjapasha I experienced a blend of contemporary aesthetics, sophistication, discipline and concern for the tradition and visitors. 800 year old tradition of dancing or whirling is meditative and it...More

Thank KAMAL22
Reviewed 8 November 2011

This is a great show. It last about 90 minutes with a small break of 15 minutes. There is water available and hot tea (free) during the break. One thing... please make sure you get seated in the first two rows facing the dancers. Even...More

2  Thank Luis R
Reviewed 7 November 2011

I do understand those leaving negative reviews and writing that the performance was boring. Indeed, if you are looking to be entertained and see "whirling dervishes" you can go to some restaurants in Istanbul that organize such shows, but this event is a different story...More

3  Thank Gorale
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Performed in a converted haman, this very professional dance troupe, beautifully costumed , performed primarily traditional Turkish dances from various regions of Turkey. They danced for 75 minutes and we found the evening and the outdoors restuaruants right round the theater a literal and figurative...More

2  Thank Curlytoo
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12 June 2017|
Response from Poitier P | Reviewed this property |
yes, but during peak season you'll be put on the waiting list, hence insecure
11 June 2017|
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Response from Poitier P | Reviewed this property |
well they only have shows in the evening (I think). No point opening during day time & do nothing there
Szilvia M
15 November 2015|
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Response from hodjapasha | Property representative |
There is no parking place