60 min
Istanbul, Turkey

Witness the enchanting ritual of the Mevlevi Order, where the mesmerizing whirling dance has been recognized as a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a captivating exploration of humanity’s spiritual journey towards “perfection” through the realms of mind and love—an absolutely unforgettable and awe-inspiring encounter blending music and movement.

About this experience

Duration Introduction Video : 5 min
Sufi Music Concert : 10 min
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony (SEMA): 45 min
Starting time Everyday at 19:00
Between January 8, 2024 to February 28, 2024: Only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Location Sirkeci, Istanbul
Things to know Children under 7 years of age are not allowed
Photography is not allowed
Seats are allocated on the basis of first booked first served.
Please be available at the theater 30 minutes before the show time.
Important Notice: Late comers are allowed to enter the sema session first 10 minutes for the sake of peaceful ceremony. Booking of a visitors who come later than 15 minutes is regarded as No-Show and the ticket price will not be refunded.
Price per person Adult: 37 USD
Child (7-12): 20 USD

Additional information

Child1 child, 2 child, 3 child, 4 child, 5 child, 6 child, 7 child, 8 child
Ticket typeAdult, Child

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
15 December 2023

Amazing and unique experience! Excellent traditional music as well.
Highly recommend it to everyone who comes in Istanbul!

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