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Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul
from US$ 27.69*
Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul
from US$ 27.69*
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The Ceremony is in the Real Monasteries near Fatih, Yenikapi, Silivrikapi and Galata areas where the local & the Sufi Community lives. We are the member of the community since the 90's and have a culture center in Sultanahmet. Every Mondays and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
+90 544 220 10 22
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I attended the show tonight. There is no aspect of the show itself that I would criticize, the booking was simple and the venue easy to find. However, I believe it's the audience that spoil it for someone who really wants to immerse themselves in...More

13  Thank Swalma
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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

We will never get our hour back. Its impressive that they can spin in circles for that long, one of them could possibly hold the world record, but it's a 5 minute show stretched out to an hour. Half the audience looked confused, the other...More

9  Thank iTravel4Foood
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

If you're looking for culture, book your tickets. Entertainment? Not so much. Traditional music (sounds like chanting to flute and drums), authentic costumes, and a pretty good explanation of the religious purpose is what you'll get here. The setting is interesting: a blend of old...More

Thank lindadetlefsen
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Omg Cant believe these men dint feel dizzy , i felt dizzy while watching them but they dint ! My goodness, the amount of focus and perfection they demonstrated was mind-blowing 🇹🇷☪️🕌 Spinning Round And Round ! 75 Lira is the price Timing for Performance...More

1  Thank 高 爱 博 A
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Whirling dances with a musical repertoire. It's a lovely ceremony to watch. These guys are very skilled and the musical is so relaxing. Tickets sold at the door of the event hall at the istasyonu sirkeci (railway station).

Thank May A
Reviewed 22 July 2018

As has been stated, this is not a tourist show and may pass kids by. Most of the audience were respectful and the hour is long enough. Might be worth visitng the Sufi House or checking up about Sufism before you watch. Well organised and...More

Thank RoamingRobin
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We had a lot of anticipation and expectations for this show. Well, it’s not a show...it’s a meditation dance ritual. The history of this is beautiful and we enjoyed reading about Rumi and poems. However actual performance was a bit repetitive- and also people behind...More

1  Thank dss999
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This is not a show, and not intended to be one. Children might have a tough time watching -it is very slow and repetitive. I’d skip this one with kids. The price has also gone up to 80 lire, children are free if they sit...More

2  Thank Travis R
Reviewed 15 June 2018

It was an interesting program to know a little bit about turkish culture, but I expected much more for that show.

Thank jrrodrigues
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

If you want a deep experience far away tipical turistic place, this is where you have to go. The place have a perfect warm light and acoustic, that next to live music and the whirling dance make you feel relaxed and hypnotic. Tickets are sold...More

Thank jlajara
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

If you can appreciate focus and discipline go to this show. I don't know a lot about the Sufi's but the show is nothing short of spectacular. There is a lot of meaning to it that I still need to research. In short the ceremony...More

4  Thank drwalkerscott
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The long history of this wonderful religious experience is what made us book and see these oft quoted dervishes. The demonstration is long, very long. Mesmerising and spine tingling music accompanying the slowly graceful whirling is fascinating but also repetitive in its nature. If I'm...More

Thank sligo72
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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
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24 September 2016|
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Response from VanessaPerumal | Reviewed this property |
Most of the tourist offices sell packages. We paid 45USD or around there xx
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19 July 2015|
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Response from BluedogTraveler | Reviewed this property |
We showed up 3 min before the doors closed and bought tickets. There is a table set up outside of the building complex, right out on the street, and they sell tickets. I guess we were fortunate to get tickets that late. They... More
20 May 2015|
Response from Baysa | Property representative |
it is in Les Arts Turcs in Sultanahmet