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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak No: 3/B | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
+90 212 511 46 26
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1. Dervish Experience : Live Show & Exhibition : Everyday at 19:00 Price: 20 USD / 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 , Thursday & Saturday at 20:30 Price : 25 USD / Free hot and cold beverages.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“dance show” (69 reviews)
“belly dancing” (67 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak No: 3/B | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 212 511 46 26
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"dance show"
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"religious ceremony"
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"turkish dance"
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"whirling dervish"
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"religious experience"
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"turkey"
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"no photography"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All of you must see this beautiful dances! They are very good dancers, with many different rhythms of dança, incredible!

Thank Selma N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The show was boring, repeated moves, performers were not as my expectation.I know that it is not a fun show and should be spiritual performance, but after 10 minutes I feel so boring and thought I can leave the show, but it was forbidden.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very small theatre.Waiting area congested and claustrophobic. Even if you book online you still have to queue to pick up tickets. Performance was only 45 minutes. Not a place for young children as performance was at 7pm and a lot of the kids were tired,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got this as a birthday treat for my boyfriend and safe to say it was a wonderful and unique experience going beyond the classic touristic spots. Great to see such an enchanting practice. Just wish they’d stop people from entering in late as it constantly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to leave the show after the first 3 dances because the volume level was unbearable. I have a decibel counter and on average for the first 15 or 20 minutes, the dB was 99 and it reached 109 at times. This is way...More

Thank SVEHSVEH
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very beautiful performance of a sema ceremony. If you're looking for nuance and to be moved, this is for you. If you're looking for some action packed dance or to take photos/videos, keep your bad reviews to yourself and see another show....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We watched and enjoyed your Rhythm of the Dance show. However, on several pieces the music and choreography was based on Bulgarian folk dances. We think this should be at least acknowledged in the program. The audience should be informed of the heavy Bulgarian influence...More

Thank MSS961
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to book tickets online before our trip which was very convenient. The venue was walking distance from our hotel in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul and takes place in a transformed 15th Century hamam. There were information displays about dervishes and their...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you register and arrive early to get a good seat and to see the displays in the entry. Would recommend this for everyone.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This unique and astonishing religious ceremony is an absolute must see when you visit the city of Istanbul.

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sat1974
29 April 2018|
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Response from Mazaaaj | Reviewed this property |
Yup there is a space for wheelchair.
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Dina N
17 September 2017|
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Response from moviegeekjn | Reviewed this property |
No photos are allowed during the performance. However, a number of people disobey this rule and do so anyway. I don't recommend doing this; this demonstrates disrespect for the ceremony and irritates audience members as... More
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Aleena-Ray33
13 June 2017|
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Response from Poitier P | Reviewed this property |
yes, but during peak season you'll be put on the waiting list, hence insecure
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