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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
+90 212 511 46 26
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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. See our website for the calendar of the shows.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
+90 212 511 46 26
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was utterly mesmerising an experience out of this world... I just loved every minute of it.. It is heavenly..

Thank SZA1712
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Do you like Medieval Times restaurant in the US? Then you might like the dervish show at hodjapasha. When I decided to come to Turkey, I wanted to do three things: to see the Hagia Sophia, to see the Blue Mosque, and to see Whirling...More

1  Thank SusanGYoung
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

It's a bit of a conflicting experience. On one hand this is a religious ceremony not a show. On the other hand it's a bit hard to believe that 5 men on a stage surrounded by hundreds sitting tourists are actually into it truly and...More

Thank Giedre T
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Honestly I was very excited coming to this show and it was all ruined. First of all the chairs weren't comfortable at all. The musicians wore normal clothes under their robes which ruined the experience. If there was a theater in istanbul that mixed the...More

Thank Ariel P
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I've been here twice now for two different shows and both were excellent. The setting is intimate and so you feel like you have front row seats from anywhere in the room! The performances are highly professional and the venue is beautiful.

Thank turkkizi34
Reviewed 20 July 2017

it is a serious religious ceremony. We were not allowed to photograph, clap hands or make noise. The ceremony lasted an hour first with an introduction and then the whirling. Before the show we were offered juice, water and tea which was good. Better to...More

Thank Bindastraveller
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Knowing some background information about Sufism and Rumi helps appreciate the ceremony, and the cultural center does a good job introducing it to larger audiences. But do prepare yourself for the experience. From some of the negative reviews it is obvious that many had not...More

1  Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Important to know that this is not entertainment. What you witness is an actual religious ceremony involving the famous whirling dervishes. The audience is asked for silence, no photography and no applause. the ceremony lasts about an hour and is an excellent introduction to Sufism....More

1  Thank mjhtnt
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Have you ever been trapped in a special version of purgatory surrounded by spinning McDonald's mcflurry machines? Replace the mcflurry machines with dudes and lock yourself in a room w them for an hour with nothing to kill yourself with. I tried to choke on...More

3  Thank Simon S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We visited Hodjapasha Cultural Center in December 2016 to watch the Rhythm of the Dance performance. The performance mixes traditional cultural dances from around the different cities in Turkey. On top of this, the center promotes Rumi teachings and displays boards about the life of...More

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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.
13 June 2017|
Response from Poitier P | Reviewed this property |
yes, but during peak season you'll be put on the waiting list, hence insecure
11 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