Whirling Dervishes live show and exhibition
Tickets and events

Whirling Dervishes live show and exhibition

Availability: Daily
Printed ticket only
Duration: up to 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the awe-inspiring traditional Sema ceremony that dates back over 800 years
  • Step into a restored Ottoman Turkish bath
  • Learn the fascinating history behind this mystical Sufi ritual
What to expect

Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapasha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), it now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions.

Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love—a truly unmissable and astonishing experience of music and moves.

The exhibition features information displays about dervishes and their ceremony, objects belonging to the world of dervishes such as clothing, musical instruments and personal tools and books. Interactive Rumi poems and sufi music samples, hyperrealist style dervish statues and video shows are part of this unique exhibition.

Read more
What's included
  • Tickets to the Whirling Dervishes live show and exhibition
  • Free multi-language booklet
  • Complimentary beverages prior to the show
What's not included
  • Optional gratuities
Reduced price
  • Children (aged 7-12): reduced
Where

Hodjapasha Cultural Center, Istanbul

Meeting point:
Ankara Caddesi Hocapaşa Hamamı Sok No: 3.B, Sirkeci, İstanbul, Turkey
What to remember
  • Tickets cannot be amended or cancelled once booked
  • Children under 7 years of age are not allowed
  • Photography is not allowed
  • Please be available at the theater 30 minutes before the show time
  • Important Notice : Late comers are allowed to enter the sema session first 10 minutes to allow for a peaceful ceremony. Booking of a visitors who come later than 15 minutes is regarded as no-show and the ticket price will not be refunded
  • The theater is not suitable for wheelchairs
Read more
When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
Read more
Provider
Hodjapasha
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

You might also like

Cappadocia in 1 day by motor coach from Istanbul
Excursions & day trips

Cappadocia in 1 day by motor coach from Istanbul

Get the most out of your time in Turkey by taking this trip to Cappadocia with night travel included. Book today on Musement and don't miss out!

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Skip the line Topkapi Palace and Süleymaniye Mosque
Activities

Skip the line Topkapi Palace and Süleymaniye Mosque

Discover Istanbul with a combo guided tour of Topkapi Palace and nearby Süleymaniye mosque. Learn all about the history and culture of Istanbul.

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Istanbul silver combo day tour with Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Dolmabahçe Palace
Activities

Istanbul silver combo day tour with Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Dolmabahçe Palace

Book now to enjoy the heart of Istanbul's Old City and see the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahçe Palace and panoramic views from Çamlıca Hill.

free cancellation
Available in:

en, fr, es, de 

All-in-one Istanbul tour with sunset yacht cruise
Activities

All-in-one Istanbul tour with sunset yacht cruise

Make the most of your limited time in Istanbul with this all-in-one Istanbul tour featuring a sunset cruise on a yacht.

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Madame Tussauds Istanbul entrance ticket
Attractions & guided tours

Madame Tussauds Istanbul entrance ticket

Meet your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds in Istanbul. Take a selfie with lifelike wax figures of Steve Jobs, Spider-Man and Marylin Monroe!

free cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Bosphorus and Black Sea cruise with lunch
Activities

Bosphorus and Black Sea cruise with lunch

Experience Istanbul from the water on this Bosphorus cruise that will take you to the meeting point of the strait and the Black sea.

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Culinary walk with Kadikoy (Chalcedon) treasures
Attractions & guided tours

Culinary walk with Kadikoy (Chalcedon) treasures

Take a delicious culinary walk with your guide as you explore the Kadikoy region of the city. Try Turkish delicacies and enjoy a full traditional meal.

Duration up to 5 hours 30 minutes
Available in:

en 

Instant Confirmation
SEA LIFE Istanbul entrance ticket
Attractions & guided tours

SEA LIFE Istanbul entrance ticket

Discover the water world at Sea Life in Istanbul! Don't miss 15 different species of sharks and the longest underwater tunnel in Europe.

free cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Experience cruising the Golden Horn, Bosphorus and more
Attractions & guided tours

Experience cruising the Golden Horn, Bosphorus and more

Book Experience cruising the Golden Horn, Bosphorus and more to learn with an audio app, cruise along the 32 km Bosporus, and enjoy seeing Istanbul's main attractions including Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace and many more.

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Troy day tour from Istanbul
Excursions & day trips

Troy day tour from Istanbul

Venture into the legendary city of Troy and explore its ruins. This is definitely a must-book trip, especially if you are a history buff!

free cancellation
Available in:

en