Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

Cultural & Theme Tours in Istanbul

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Discover the history and culture of the famous Whirling Dervishes during this 1-hour at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha. Wander the Whirling Dervishes’ museum and learn about their traditional ceremonies, clothing, musical instruments and tools. Read about the famous mystic Rumi and enjoy some of his best poems before experiencing a traditional Whirling Dervish ceremony, one of the most important rituals in Turkish culture. 
Immerse in an important part of traditional Turkish culture during this visit to a 1-hour Whirling Dervish museum and ceremony. Sip on a complimentary soft drink in the lobby and wander the exhibitions featuring traditional clothes, instruments and tools from the mystical Sufis. Watch a short film about the famous mystic Rumi and enjoy classical Turkish music during a concert performed by a traditional orchestra. Then prepare to be mesmerized as a Whirling Dervish ceremony begins, compete with 360-degree special effects and a beautiful, historic setting. This evening of cultural music and dance lasts approximately one hour and seating is first booked, first served. The Whirling Dervish ceremony has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity and is an approximately 800-year-old Turkish tradition.

What’s included

  • Beverages
  • Multi Language Explanation Booklet
  • Entry/Admission - Whirling Dervishes Istanbul

What’s not included

  • Food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off