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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

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Address: Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 212 511 4626
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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1. Istanbul Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema Ceremony / Everyday except Monday and...

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.

 

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Rhythm of the Dance Show at Hodjapasha In Istanbul

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I´ve booked tickets in advance via e-mail (their buy on-line was not functioning). My wife and i have really enjoyed the show .Great dancers and fabulous musicians.We can take... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2011
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Echuca Vic Aust
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Reviewed 25 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 a tip, for a better view, try to get in the first two rows and... More 

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istanbul
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

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

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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......

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2 Thank Kuma S
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Reviewed 21 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 dance. The dance consists of five men spinning...and spinning and spinning. Many audience members got... More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2011

Enroute to the Turkish dance show, a local stopped us and told us the show was "touristy" and not worth attending. We were disappointed as we have seen enough bad cultural shows over the years. But having paid for our tickets, we persisted. We were glad we did. The venue is small and intimate. The dancers were highly professional and... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2011

I´ve booked tickets in advance via e-mail (their buy on-line was not functioning). My wife and i have really enjoyed the show .Great dancers and fabulous musicians.We can take pictures but without flash. Free drink at intermission in the lobby.Fantastic performance!

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1 Thank LCabral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2011

55 liras for a great show, the music is great, we ended up buying a couple of CD's with up beat turkish music, great for parties.

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Reviewed 16 October 2011

My wife and I saw the Turkish Dance Night here and it was a very fun night out! The tickets cost 60TL each and we booked in advance. The entrance to the center is in a small alley and a little strange--we had trouble finding it at first. But the show was amazing! We had a great time. The dancers... More 

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Reviewed 16 October 2011

As part of our tour package we were taken to the Hodjapasha art centre for a whirling dervish show. We were quite impressed with the authenticity of the show as we thought this was going to be another tourist attraction (like a Turkish belly dancing show). This was a good chance to see what Mevlana is all about and the... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2011

I looked forward to going to this performance for almost a week and the room and the music were the most interesting things about this show. Music was a mix of live and recorded music and the musicians were very talented and really stole the show from my point of view. They were very talented. The dancers were very young... More 

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