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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
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Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 544 220 10 22
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Travis R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Jorge L
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 12 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
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This SUFI approach to spiritualism can help to view things from a different perspective. I think an experience can be enrich each one.

Thank WolfOfRock
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

12  Thank Swalma
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We decided to attend the Whirling Dervish religious service the day before and our concierge was able to obtain tickets for us. It was an easy walk from our lodging near the Blue Mosque. The experience was unlike anything we had seen. There are rules...More

Thank 52packerfan
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We went to this service which is held once a week on Sundays at 5pm and we were lucky enough to be in town at the time and were curious to see what it was like. Surprised to see just how many people were there...More

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Sultanahmet
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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abdulg1350
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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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Brigitte L
19 July 2015|
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Response from Baysa | Property representative |
please visit us in our office and we can give you the tickets..
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19 May 2015|
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Response from Baysa | Property representative |
it is in Les Arts Turcs in Sultanahmet
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