Whirling Dervish Show
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The Sufi whirling, also known as Sama, is one of the best-known and most inspiring ceremonies in Turkey. This 800-year old tradition is a spiritual and mystic voyage through the mind and love of perfection.   

Whirling Dervishes
Whirling Dervish show in Istanbul
Traditional dance show
Dervishes during the sufi dance
Whirling Dervishes
Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul
Whirling Dervish show in Istanbul

Whirling Dervish Show

Established by the followers of the thirteenth century Persian poet, Rumi, the Mevlevi Order (Whirling Dervishes) are a Muslim order who dance as a form of prayer.

The ceremony begins with 15 minutes of traditional Turkish music played by some of the best local orchestras in the city, followed by the Mevlevi Order performing the dance ritual of the Whirling Derviches for 45 minutes. This act is listed as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The dancing is accompanied by soul-stirring ayin music.

During the show, the Dervishes spin on their left foot with their arms stretched out and embark on a spiritual journey to find the truth through love until they reach perfection.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Adults Children between 8 and 12 years old Children under 8
US$ 60.80
US$ 43.70
not permitted
  • Adults

    US$ 60.80
  • Children between 8 and 12 years old

    US$ 43.70
  • Children under 8

    not permitted

More Information


1 hour.


Admission ticket.

Drinks (tea, soft drinks, water and Turkish coffee).

When to book?

You can book up until 7 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



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US$ 60.80
No hidden fees or surcharges


Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.

Meeting point

Hodjapasha Cultural Center, Ankara Caddesi, Hocapaşa Hamam Sok 3B.