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Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul

By Destination Services Turkey
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  • Go on a spiritual journey

  • Most popular event in the city

  • 800 year old mystical dance show

  • See the Mevlevi Semah ceremony

  • Performed in a converted 1500 year old water cistern

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About this activity

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  • What's included

    Entrance fee

Know Before You Book

  • Children under 2 years go for free

  • There is no hotel pick-up or drop-off

What you can expect

Whirling Dervish Istanbul Show is one of the most popular events in the city. The Sufi Dance is a transcendental performance by Sufi Dervishes also known as Whirling Dervishes - in Turkish it is called Semah.

Go on a spiritual journey and watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to perfection through mind and love – do not miss this experience of music and moves. A Dervish is a Sufi, member of the Mevlevi Order and a Sufi is a mystic that seeks to find divine truth and love directly with God. Sufism is the centuries old stream in Islam for the followers of 13th century poet Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi from Konya, Turkey. He is mostly known for the themes of acceptance and tolerance in his teachings and poetry. The community of Sufism developed religious practices focusing on self control that enable both mental and mystical insights as well as a loss of self, with the ultimate goal of mystical union with God.

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Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Sarnıç Restaurant
  • 26 Soğuk Çeşme Sokak
  • Istanbul İstanbul 34122

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    • Sarnıç Restaurant
    • 26 Soğuk Çeşme Sokak
    • Istanbul İstanbul 34122

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