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Galata Mevlevi Museum

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Fabulously Interesting

We stumbled upon this museum in our wanders around Perla and were glad we did. The story it tells... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Possible to get the Dervish dance tickets on the day

We only saw the Whirling Dervish Dance show but visited no museum. The show is slow to start with... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
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Sahkulu Mah. Galip Dede Cad. No:15, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this museum in our wanders around Perla and were glad we did. The story it tells - or tries to tell - is fascinating. The structure itself is interesting and the exhibits on the turbans and clothing and the arts and music...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

We only saw the Whirling Dervish Dance show but visited no museum. The show is slow to start with but worth waiting for dervishes to start their dance. Mesmarising show in a beautiful hall, a wonderful experience. It’s possible to get tickets on the day...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

The Sama' ceremony is not just a show aimed at tourists. It is an act of love by the disciples aimed at all present and humanity by and large. And as a "guest" I receive it like a privilege irrespective of my creed. So yes,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank 948victor
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We booked tickets for the Sema performance weeks in advance and arrived about an hour prior to the start, but the seats are "first in best dressed" and we ended up in row 3. There are lots of pillars that can obscure the view of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a smallish museum about the dervishes. the exhibits are very interesting, and the examples of the calligraphied Korans are beautiful. You can also go upstairs to see the area where they perform their ceremony. The outside is nice as well, with some seating...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank nancyshealy81
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We visited this place as it was included in our museum pass and it was close to Galata tower, so we decided to stop by. It is interesting to check out, but it was not a must see museum. If you have the museum pass...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank KarlaDGO
Reviewed 10 March 2018

If you come to istanbul a few days. You must visit this muesum. If you have to time. You must watch to derwish dance must be.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

I'm very happy to see this museum. Very big history and will say that you have to go there and visit this museum

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank tsvanadze
Reviewed 14 December 2017

If you are interested in the life style and philosophy of Mevlevi Dervishes, the Museum of Galata Mevlevihanesi is one of the best places to visit. You can learn more about the Mevlevi Derivshes in terms of historical facts, social and daily life activities as...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Ebru A
Reviewed 8 December 2017

As soon as i decided to spend 5 days (6 nights) in Konstantinoupolis (Istanbul), I wished to see this wonderful religious performance on a Sunday's afternoon (17:00) in November 2017. Did not regret it at all. Tickets bit expensive (75 TL) but actually it worth...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Cretan_native
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Saiqa K
18 August 2018|
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Response from 948victor | Reviewed this property |
Hello There are 3 sema' in Istanbul. The one at the Mevlevihanesi near Galata tower has a sema' on sunday afternoons (maybe other times too. Check their website). And you cannot make reservations.
21 January 2018|
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Response from Ebru A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, In general, "Seb-i Aruz" (Sema Performance) is held in Konya. However, there might be some sessions in the Galata Mevlevihanesi. You need to ask weekly program there. Have a nice time Ebru
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