Whirling Dervishes Show
Time: 2 hours
Settle down in the evening with a spiritual experience at the Hodja Pasha Culture Center. If you have ever seen Turkish saints wearing long white dresses with long hats on their had spinning away at a single place as if they were under a spell of some divine power, it is not just a dance, it is the stunning Mevlevei Sema ceremony.
Sufi (Mevlevi in Turkish), also called Dervishes, are the ones who are dedicated their lives to seek and find a closer relationship with God. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man's spiritual ascent to "perfection" through mind and love-a truly unmissable and amazing experience of music and moves.
Pre-booking is recommended as the auditorium has limited seating.
Entry fee - 22 USD.
Ways to Save Money on your trip to Istanbul:
- Get an Istanbulkart, Istanbul's public transport card Explore the city on foot as Istanbul's popular tourist areas such as Sultanahmet, Taksim and Galata are very ideal to explore by walking.
-Buy Istanbul Tourist Pass to save up on the entry fees of attractions in Istanbul.
- Take the Bosphorus Cruise by public ferries. Private cruise may cost you bomb, so always better to check and compare the prices with range of companies that take you on a Bosphorus cruise.
-Bargain for Shopping in Istanbul. With a hard bargain at the most of the shops in the tourist zones, you can get at least %40 discount for sure.
It's hard to do Istanbul justice in just two days but we covered most of places that are must see in Istanbul. You too can experience insatiable Istanbul at a more relaxed pace by using our itinerary for your dream trip in Istanbul.
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