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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
+90 212 511 46 26
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1. Dervish Experience : Live Show & Exhibition : Everyday Tuesday , Thursday , Saturday and Sunday at 19:00 Price: 70 TL / Free hot and cold beverages. 2. Rhythm of the Dance :Featuring variety of charming folkloric dances of Anatolia combined with exotic Oriental dances and Ottoman Palace dances. Every Tuesday & Saturday at 21:00 Price : 110 TL / Free hot and cold beverages.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
+90 212 511 46 26
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

the whirling dervishes were interesting, but not exceptional

Thank jAlfano
Reviewed 10 November 2011

I always knew it so was eager to witness this divine sema ceremony of sufi. At Hodjapasha I experienced a blend of contemporary aesthetics, sophistication, discipline and concern for the tradition and visitors. 800 year old tradition of dancing or whirling is meditative and it...More

Thank KAMAL22
Reviewed 8 November 2011

This is a great show. It last about 90 minutes with a small break of 15 minutes. There is water available and hot tea (free) during the break. One thing... please make sure you get seated in the first two rows facing the dancers. Even...More

2  Thank Luis R
Reviewed 7 November 2011

I do understand those leaving negative reviews and writing that the performance was boring. Indeed, if you are looking to be entertained and see "whirling dervishes" you can go to some restaurants in Istanbul that organize such shows, but this event is a different story...More

3  Thank Gorale
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Performed in a converted haman, this very professional dance troupe, beautifully costumed , performed primarily traditional Turkish dances from various regions of Turkey. They danced for 75 minutes and we found the evening and the outdoors restuaruants right round the theater a literal and figurative...More

2  Thank Curlytoo
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 2 November 2011

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

Thank kenally
Reviewed 28 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
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Dina N
17 September 2017|
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Response from None of Y | Reviewed this property |
No picture-taking allowed. People who 'forget' this rule get a reminder by way of a laser-pointer. Just put away the camera, enjoy the event, and let other people enjoy the event without constant camera fidgeting moves.
12 June 2017|
Response from Poitier P | Reviewed this property |
yes, but during peak season you'll be put on the waiting list, hence insecure
10 June 2017|
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Response from Poitier P | Reviewed this property |
well they only have shows in the evening (I think). No point opening during day time & do nothing there