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Activities in Istanbul

Whirling Dervish Show

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The Sufi whirling, also known as Sama, is one of the best-known and most inspiring ceremonies in Turkey. This 800-year old tradition is a spiritual and mystic voyage through the mind and love of perfection.   

The Sufi whirling, also known as Sama, is one of the best-known and most inspiring ceremonies in Turkey. This 800-year old tradition is a spiritual and mystic voyage through the mind and love of perfection.   

Whirling Dervish Show

Established by the followers of the thirteenth century Persian poet, Rumi, the Mevlevi Order (Whirling Dervishes) are a Muslim order who dance as a form of prayer.

The ceremony begins with 15 minutes of traditional Turkish music played by some of the best local orchestras in the city, followed by the Mevlevi Order performing the dance ritual of the Whirling Derviches for 45 minutes. This act is listed as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The dancing is accompanied by soul-stirring ayin music.

During the show, the Dervishes spin on their left foot with their arms stretched out and embark on a spiritual journey to find the truth through love until they reach perfection.

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Price

Adults Children between 8 and 12 years old Children under 8
US$ 32.80
US$ 19.90
not permitted
  • Adults

    US$ 32.80
  • Children between 8 and 12 years old

    US$ 19.90
  • Children under 8

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

1 hour.

Included

Admission ticket.

Drinks (tea, soft drinks, water and Turkish coffee).

When to book?

You can book up until 7 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Include water in recyclable cartons.

The activity promotes local production.

The show represents local culture.

No single-use plastics are used.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 32.80

Cancellations

Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.

Meeting point

Hodjapasha Cultural Center, Ankara Caddesi, Hocapaşa Hamam Sok 3B.