Whirling Dervishes Live Show + Exhibition
Turkey - Istanbul (European) - Istanbul


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Religious Tour


The program starts at 7 pm. Please be there 30 minutes before the show starts. 

The performance of Sufis (or semazen) is called a Sema. The Sema ritual is a form of Sufi dance and was born out of Rumi’s inspiration. In the Sema, semazens, who are also called “whirling dervishes,” whirl—not to self-induce a trance, as some believe, but rather to reflect universal truth, that everything in the existence revolves: electrons, moons, planets, entire galaxies; humans live by the circulation of the blood in our bodies, by the cycle of the seasons, and by the stages of our lives; we come from the earth and we return to it.

The program also includes a short classical Turkish music concert performed by a traditional orchestra. Then the ceremony starts and lasts about 45 minutes under the amazing lighting and mystic atmosphere of Hodjapasha. Complimentary beverages and Turkish Delight service are available before the performance.


  • Performance
  • Complimentary beverages
  • Turkish delight

Performance and meeting place: Hocapaşa Kültür Merkezi, Ankara Caddesi Hamam Sok No: 3.B Sirkeci.

Additional Information

Tour Type: Night Show

  • Photography is not allowed
  • Transfer is not included.
  • Coming later than 15 minutes is regarded as No-Show and the ticket price will not be refunded.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation is not possible in the last 48 hours. There will be no refund for any unused portion of the program.

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  • Weekdays
  • English
  • Turkish
  • Child-friendly
  • 1 - 20 People
  • 2 Hour(s)
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