Experience the Spiritual Beauty of Istanbul: Whirling Dervishes Sema Ceremony at Night

Immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable experience with the Whirling Dervishes Sema Ceremony in Istanbul. Witness the spiritual journey of the dervishes as they perform the mesmerizing whirling dance, accompanied by enchanting music and poetry.

In addition to the captivating performance, the exhibition offers interactive displays featuring ceremonial objects such as clothing and musical instruments used by the dervishes. You can also marvel at the hyperrealist dervish statues and video shows, adding to the overall immersive experience.

Whirling Dervishes Sema Ceremony in Istanbul Itinerary

Let us take you on a journey of a Whirling Dervishes Sema Ceremony in Istanbul.

Everyday at 19:00

08.01.2024-29.02.2024 - Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday 19:00

  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
  • Introduction Video : 5 min 
  • Sufi Music Concert : 10 min
  • Whirling Dervishes Ceremony (SEMA): 45 min

Immerse yourself in the sacred dance of the Mevlevi Order, recognized as a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a transformative journey, symbolizing spiritual ascent to 'perfection' through mind and love. Don't miss this astonishing blend of music and moves. Our exhibition showcases informative displays on dervishes and their rituals, artifacts like clothing and musical instruments, interactive Rumi poems, sufi music samples, hyperrealist dervish statues, and captivating video shows. Explore the world of dervishes in this unique and enriching experience.


  • 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.
  • Theater is not suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Please be available at the theater 30 minutes before the show time.
  • Children under 7 years of age are not allowed
  • Photography is not allowed

Includes of Whirling Dervishes Sema Ceremony in Istanbul

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Excludies of Whirling Dervishes Sema Ceremony in Istanbul

  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses

Whirling Dervishes Sema Ceremony in Istanbul: A Spiritual Spectacle

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of the Whirling Dervishes Sema Ceremony in Istanbul. Witness the graceful dance that transcends the physical and enters the spiritual realm, captivating travelers with its mystical allure. Join us for an enchanting evening, where centuries-old traditions come to life, and the whirling dancers spin a tale of devotion and transcendence. Experience the spiritual heartbeat of Istanbul through this captivating ceremony, a must-see for those seeking cultural richness and a deeper connection to Turkey's mystical heritage. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable encounter with the Sufi mysticism of the Whirling Dervishes.