Istanbul: Live Whirling Dervishes Experience
- Duration: 1 hour
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I saw the whirling dervishes on tv when I was young and when I decided to visit Istanbul I knew this was something I really wanted to do. The performance is set in a beautiful subterranean space aglow in soft blue lighting that also serves as a restaurant. Also, due to COVID, the restaurant is temporarily closed. The show itself is mesmerizing and I was amazed that the dancers could spin so fast and for so long while staying in one place. The music accompanying the dancer’s routine is quite beautiful. One thing I would have enjoyed is a bit of commentary before the performance on the history of the dervishes.
Had a great time at the show! Would highly recommend. It’s located inside Sirkeci railway station (just follow the signs) and is a very cool experience. Although they say you cannot take photos or videos, everyone did and no one seemed to mind.
Very nice, interesting and informative tour our Gide Cetin is very knowledgeable and passionate about his job, he explained to us the history of Topkapı palace in a very interesting way, we felt we were watching a movie! Highly recommended!
Discovering these monuments with the guide was much more interesting rather than doing it by one's self. A lots to learn. We really appreciate
A must-see experience! You could spend a day at the palace so don’t plan too much else on the day you visit.