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Whirling Dervish & Sufi Dance Tickets in Sultanahmet Area

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Be a part of the spiritual spectacle put forward by the Sufi Dervishes as they immerse in prayer with raised hands to feel the creation and motion of the universe.

Highlights

  • Immerse in the traditions of the Whirling Dervishes as they showcase the divine connection between the universe and the soul.

  • Lose yourself in the heavenly prayers and spellbinding Sufi music and bask in this unique spiritual experience.

  • The graceful movement of the Whirling Dervishes as they reach their hands out and whirl with the motion of the universe will mesmerize you.

  • Upgrade your tickets to witness the Mevlevi Sema ceremony, a profound Sufi ritual rich in tradition and spiritual depth.

  • Did you know? The whirling dancer mirrors the rotation of the planets around the sun, spinning from the left side, the heart side, to achieve harmony with the Universe itself.

Inclusions

  • Whirling Dervishes show tickets

  • Mevlevi Sema ceremony (optional)

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 2 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from France, United Kingdom, United States and over 28 countries have loved this experience
Alberto Cob García

Alberto

3/5

Jun, 2024

The music and the dance very well, but the room is terrible, with advertising in the background, photos projected in a meaningless loop that breaks the magic of the dance, a shame.
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Tariq Rahman

Tariq

4/5

May, 2024

The whirling dance and some of the music was good. I noticed some people in the audiance seemed bored with formalities or rituals, although it's part of the sufi culture. I wasn't sure if I was at the correct venue. I received a private message to come to the following address: Kızlarağa Medresesi https://goo.gl/maps/KVcU5y6yUGtbTzPRA This was different to the one I received from Headout.
Sarah Elisabeth Smith

Sarah

4/5

May, 2024

We had an awesome tour of the Blue Mosque - the guide was very good and enjoyable Bosphorus trip on our first day The second day we had an ok experience on the Hagia Sophia tour - the guide was not nearly so good - I felt he was lecturing us rather than guiding us - there was far too much information, far too much theatrics, far too many pregnant pauses - there was no understanding that some people on the tour could not speak English, some people on the tour had a plane to catch and one person on the tour could not physically walk fast enough. The guide was going to say his bit and go and his own pace We had a great tour of the Basilica Cistern and the Palace - the guide for the Palace was as perfectly balanced as our first guide so 2 out of 3 awesomes and one good!
Edwige CHATOUX

Edwige

4/5

May, 2024

The warm welcome with a glass of tea to tide us over. The musical introduction to get us in the mood and accustom our Western ears to these astonishing sounds. Watching these bearded fellows twirl with surprising grace and lightness. It's a wonderful experience, and one that leaves you feeling serene and smiling.
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Pottiez eliane

Pottiez

5/5

May, 2024

Great welcome at the Whirling Dervishes show. Excellent musicians. Enchanting dance and music I loved it and recommend this show
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Somewhere in the heart of Istanbul, a centuries-old school of theology preserves the practice of the Whirling Dervishes, a unique form of prayer in the Sufi tradition. The architecture and the ambience will wrap you in a spiritual trance. Learn about the Mevlevi Order, founded by the followers of Rumi, the renowned medieval poet from Konya.

As the traditional Sufi instrumentals commence, lose yourself in the enchanting music and watch the Dervishes taking the stage after the prayer citation. Gracefully turning with their hands extended towards the skies, the whirling movement facilitates their connection with the universe. Watch them immerse in devotional prayers as they whirl to feel the motion and creation of the world around them. The spiritual and historical value of the Mevlevi Order traditions is highly significant to the country’s culture. Be a part of this poetic spiritual experience, which showcases the religious heritage of Istanbul.

Elevate your experience by upgrading your tickets to witness the mesmerizing Mevlevi Sema ceremony. Delve into the mystical world of Sufi tradition as skilled semazens perform this sacred ritual, accompanied by enchanting Mevlevi music. Experience the profound symbolism and spiritual journey of the ceremony, a truly unforgettable encounter with centuries-old mysticism and devotion.

Important Information

  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair, pram, and stroller users.

  • It is allowed to bring baggage to the venue.

  • It is allowed to take photographs at the venue without flash or tripods.

Timings

  • Wed, Fri - Mon: 6:30pm & 7pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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