Whirling Dervishes & dinner
You will be dazzled and transfixed
Mesmerising, bizarre and beautiful all at the same time.
Whirling Dervishes are an integral part of Turkish culture.
Join us at the Hodjapasha Culture Centre for amazing, traditional, entertainment in a dramatic and mystical setting with complimentary drinks before the hour long show.
You will be dazzled and transfixed by the colour and vibrancy of this sacred ritual. It may even move you to tears with its beauty.
A very different and unique experience.
Mevleviye of the Sufi branch of Islam are known for their famous practice of whirling dances and dervishes, spinning faster and faster.
The 800-year old Sema Ceremony that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
A question you might ask is, don’t they get dizzy? The answer is they do not.
And with their eyes closed, they cross their arms over their chest and bow when they are finished. The bow signifies their return to subservience.
After the show dinner is served at Hamdi Restaurant with a spectacular view of Bosphorus and Galata.