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  • The Whirling Dervishes Show at the HodjaPasha Culture Center

    1. The Whirling Dervishes Show at the HodjaPasha Culture Center

    Watch a magnificent 1-hour show of the Mevlevi Sema ceremony at the HodjaPasha Culture Center in central Istanbul and witness the miracle of the whirling dances and dervishes. Dating back 800 years, the show represents in thrilling fashion the idea that everything in the universe, from atoms, to the solar system, to the blood that circulates in the body, revolves. Sema is a spiritual journey that the soul makes to God as it becomes mature and attains unity. After the journey, it returns to its life and to serve humankind again. This thrilling program begins with a classical Turkish music concert, followed by the Sema ceremony, comprised of 7 parts. Watch in wonder as the whirling dervishes and sheikh take their place and praise the Prophet Mohammed. Following the chant, a drum voice is heard and all 7 parts unfold, - the ceremony climaxes when the extraordinary whirling dervishes revo...

    Very entertaining and interesting performance with very good educational exhibit and accompanying projections.

  • Turkish Dance Tickets at Hodjapasha Cultural Centre

    2. Turkish Dance Tickets at Hodjapasha Cultural Centre

    Delve into the oriental night as you watch this Turkish dance performance. Be enticed by Turkish folklore dances from different regions of Anatolia performed by professional dancers, blended with modern choreography, stunning costumes, and live music. Enjoy the intimate and authentic atmosphere of this evening show inside the Hodjapasha Cultural Centre, situated within the ancient construction of the Hodjapasha Hamam: a restored 550 year-old Ottoman bath. Admire the original architecture of the building and discover the Dervish exhibition, presented in the foyer area.

    Great show. Dancers were very skilled. The venue is perfect place to grab some good food after the show.

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What people are saying about Hodjapasha

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,118 reviews

Incredible show! We who are rather demanding, we had the eyes. The dances and costumes are varied and original, and what can we say about the dancers who transmitted their energy and their communicative smile to us. Honestly great experience during our stay.

This show is a must-see, words cannot convey it. We were very impressed by the dancing. Guys and girls are great! In one word, FIRE !!!

Interesting. it's a shame that they weren't oriental women. were all blond think Russians. but dances were good

Very entertaining and interesting performance with very good educational exhibit and accompanying projections.

A mesmerizing sight. The hour passed quickly. A must visit!