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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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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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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 5 days ago

it is a serious religious ceremony. We were not allowed to photograph, clap hands or make noise. The ceremony lasted an hour first with an introduction and then the whirling. Before the show we were offered juice, water and tea which was good. Better to...More

Thank Bindastraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowing some background information about Sufism and Rumi helps appreciate the ceremony, and the cultural center does a good job introducing it to larger audiences. But do prepare yourself for the experience. From some of the negative reviews it is obvious that many had not...More

1  Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Important to know that this is not entertainment. What you witness is an actual religious ceremony involving the famous whirling dervishes. The audience is asked for silence, no photography and no applause. the ceremony lasts about an hour and is an excellent introduction to Sufism....More

1  Thank mjhtnt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have you ever been trapped in a special version of purgatory surrounded by spinning McDonald's mcflurry machines? Replace the mcflurry machines with dudes and lock yourself in a room w them for an hour with nothing to kill yourself with. I tried to choke on...More

3  Thank Simon S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We visited Hodjapasha Cultural Center in December 2016 to watch the Rhythm of the Dance performance. The performance mixes traditional cultural dances from around the different cities in Turkey. On top of this, the center promotes Rumi teachings and displays boards about the life of...More

Thank Manal_Shihab
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The ambiance and venue were nice. I was really looking forward to the dervish show. However, without knowing it was a religious ceremony, it was really boring and I (and many others) started falling asleep. During the show, we're not allowed to speak, walk or...More

Thank Poitier P
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The first thing you are told when you book is that this is not entertainment; it is a religious ceremony which you are invited to watch if you are respectful. Being respectful means taking no photos and not making any noise (including applauding). It is...More

Thank JJHDerbyshire
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Initially, I had concerns about a Whirling Dervish show being touristy or boring. After talking with several locals, this was the only company that was consistently recommended. I saw the performance on May 6, 2017. I was able to get a ticket the day of,...More

Thank hollydegrand
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I have just attended the dervish whirling show, its beautiful and peacful. But i was very dissapointed that we were not allowed to take even a picture or a short video for our own memory to keep for ourselves(putting in mind its a paid event)....More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I've always wanted to see one of these performances in real life and it was mesmerising to watch. The exhibition before was interesting to see. The only thing I would like to see differently is a short commentary either before or after the performance just...More

Thank sophiikhalid
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13 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