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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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Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul
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Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha
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Rhythm of the Dance Show at Hodjapasha In Istanbul
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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 6 November 2011

We spent an hour and a half at Hodjpasha to see the whirling dervishes whirl around accompanied by traditional Sufi music....it was mesmerizing to say the least. The six dervishes dressed in complete white, under a blue light went into a trance-like movement, circling around...More

Thank Abzen2007
Reviewed 3 November 2011

Interesting to see. No cameras allowed. No applause allowed - they take it very seriously. A tad expensive

Thank Ter35
Reviewed 3 November 2011

An impressively solemn performance. Worth seeing. We booked through our hotel.

Thank kenally
Reviewed 29 October 2011

Show was ok, music sounded the same for most of the dances. Seating is pretty squashed with some seats. The hall seats about 130 persons. We booked our tickets through the hotel and the cost is 60tL.

1  Thank ltt07
Reviewed 27 October 2011

One of the part parts of our trip. We didnt see the men in white dresses twirling around, but the other cultural dance which was more gyspy style with colourful costumes and festive music. Best tip to give you: reserve your seats in advance!! We...More

1  Thank tigorbear
Reviewed 27 October 2011

This was a very interesting performance. Most people would call this a "Whirling Dervish" show but it is really a religious "ceremony". Was not cheap but cannot see this performance in other place around the world.

Thank dmbchs65
Reviewed 26 October 2011

I fully endorse all previous positive reports. This is the best money you will spend in Istanbul, exciting , energetic and performed with genuine passion. We went to Orient House the previous night for a dinner and show and it was overpriced and trashy. Just...More

1  Thank BarryandThel
Reviewed 24 October 2011

brill :) just a fun nighty with winey served & a nice atmosphere.

Thank moosh31
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Don't be fooled by others' positive review. Saw 5 men forever turning. Couldn't wait for the show to finish. Simply a boring show......

2  Thank Kuma S
Reviewed 22 October 2011

We attended the Turkish Dance night at this venue and decided to return for the whirling dervishes. This was a thoughtful and respectful performance - no photos and no applause. All the right parts were include -cantors, regional music and a very long whirling dervish...More

Thank WhitehorseVancouver
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Szilvia M
Hello everybody! Is there on-site parking, is it free or paid? Thank you, all!
15 November 2015|
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Response from hodjapasha | Property representative |
There is no parking place
Is cellphone photography allowed if the volume is off and I don't use flash?
13 September 2015|
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Response from sameh a | Reviewed this property |
No it's not allowed You can buy the cd it's sold at the counter where you buy the tickets And by the way. After I bought the cd I found out that most parts of the show are available on you tube
Sa M
Hi, I want to know that is there anybody to take care of children during the show? As you told that kids under 12 are not allowed to be in the sema show I bought Istanbul tourist pass card which contains this show for adult and kids PLs. let me know what should i do?
29 April 2015|
Response from hodjapasha | Property representative |