Whirling Dervishes or Turkish Dance at Hodjapasha Center

Let the rhythmic moves of this arresting event transport you back to an Ottoman court where belly dancers and performers would entertain the sultan, or witness the mysterious ceremony of whirling dervishes, whose spiritual dance brings an ancient tradition to life.

Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapsha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), it now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions.

Choose the Turkish Dance Night and travel to distant regions of the former Ottoman Empire. A colorful presentation of music and dance from the Anatolian, Balkan and the Caucasian regions, vivid video effects, and lights come together in a highly energetic stage performance.

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—a truly unmissable and astonishing experience of music and moves.


Ancient rituals and dances in a 15th-century hamam

UNESCO Heritage “Sema” ceremony of whirling dervishes

Traditions of the former Ottoman Empire

Refreshing Turkish drinks under tall dome ceilings

Astonishing performances in mystical lights


Admission to Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Beverages (selection of tea, Turkish coffee, water, and juice)

Mevlevi Sema Ceremony or Turkish Dance Night Show

Know Before You Book: 

Children 2 and younger are complimentary at the Turkish Dance Night Show.

Children 7 and younger are not allowed to attend the Mevlevi Sema Ceremony.

This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked show start time.

Location : Hodja Pasha Cultural Center, Ankara Caddesi Hocapasa Hamami Sk No. 3, Istanbul, 34110, Turkey

Policy & Terms

You can cancel free of charge until 3 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

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