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Istanbul Whirling Dervish Show

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Sneak a peek into the vast Turkish history and culture and celebrate 800 years of Sufi tradition at the invigorating Whirling Dervish Show!


  • All culture vultures must catch a Whirling Dervish show when in Istanbul
  • Set out on a spiritual journey as you experience a deep-rooted Sufi tradition
  • Observe the Mevlevi Sema Ceremony that symbolizes stages on the path to spiritualism
  • Don’t miss out on the UNESCO Heritage of Humanity, the Mevlevi order


  • 1-hour Whirling Dervish Show

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Don’t miss out on the Whirling Dervish Show when in Instanbul, for it is one of the most popular events in the city! This 800-year-old mystical dance show is deep-rooted in tradition and takes you on a spiritual journey with its transcendental performance put on by “Sufi Dervishes” (the performers). Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi order, an act declared a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity many moons ago. Enjoy the distinctive music and moves that symbolizes man’s spiritual ascent to perfection with the aid of love.

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Important Information

  • This show is hosted daily at 6:00 PM
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your show to avoid further delays

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your tickets at Sarnıç Restaurant
  • Address: Sogukcesme Sok. No 26, Sultanahmet Fatih Istanbul
  • This is located just a stone's throw away from Topkapi Palace, across the Carpet Museum

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Getting There

  • Closest bus stop is Akbıyık, a 10-minute walk to the restaurant
  • Bus #81 & BN1 will get you here


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