Tickets for Original Whirling Dervishes Ceremony

Go on a spiritual journey and watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order

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Starting time: 19:00
Duration: 1h
Smartphone tickets accepted

What's included

Access to the Original Whirling Dervishes Ceremony
  • Go on a spiritual journey in the heart of Istanbul
  • Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, the whirling dervishes dance that is also a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Experience an extravaganza of music, dance, prayers, and poetry designed to display humankind's spiritual ascent to reach the source of perfection

It's not every day you get to see a re-enacted 800-year-old spiritual ceremony, but here it is, Sufi whirling! Courtesy of the Mevlevi Order, an ascetic Sufi order founded in 1273 in Konya, you can now witness the ceremony that spread throughout the Ottoman Empire, right in the heart of Istanbul.

See the modernized but no less captivating performance, just next to Topkapi Palace. The atmosphere is electric with music and dancing. A mesmerizing experience!

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • The event takes place inside Sirkeci Train Station, next to Orient Express Restaurant
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

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