Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapsha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), it now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions.

Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love—a truly unmissable and astonishing experience of music and moves.

Exhibition features Information displays about dervishes and their ceremony , objects belonging to the world of dervishes such as clothing , musical instruments and personal tools , books. Also Interactive Rumi poems and sufi music samples, Hyperrealist style dervish statues and Video shows are part of this unique exhibition.

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hodjapasha Culture Center

    3 Hocapaşa Hamamı Sokak


  • Ancient rituals and dances in a 15th-century hamam

  • UNESCO Heritage “Sema” ceremony of whirling dervishes

  • Traditions of the former Ottoman Empire

  • Refreshing Turkish drinks under tall dome ceilings

  • Astonishing performances in mystical lights


  • Admission to Hodjapasha Cultural Center

  • Beverages (selection of tea, Turkish coffee, water, and juice)

  • Mevlevi Sema Ceremony & Exhibition

  • Multi Language Explanation Booklet

Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are not allowed to attend the Mevlevi Sema Ceremony.

  • This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to the booked show start time.

Policy & Terms

You can cancel free of charge until 7 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

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145 Andrew A   25/01/2018 10 / 10
It was beautiful and moving. I highly recommend it for anyone who appreciates people expressing their spirituality.

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