Galata Mevlevi Museum, Istanbul

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  • The museum was small and if you don’t know much about this tradition difficult to understand. My partner bought ticket for the evening performance. He absolutely loved it.  more »
  • Took 4 kids from 11-15 years age I ABSOLUTELY LOVED it , very peaceful and hypnotic , couple of the kids fell asleep for a few mins but really enjoyed it . My 12 year old son not so keen ! (can...  more »
  • This is a spiritual place and well organised museum. We enjoyed our visit. Learn more about the philosophy of Sufi‘s.  more »
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  • The Whirling Dervishes show was excellent and felt authentic. The venue is also very beautiful. I would highly recommend this. The only downside is that the ticket price is now 100TL. I removed one star, because they didn’t have enough chairs so we (and many others) had to stand for the entire one hour show. So get there at least 45 minutes before if you want a chair. Also they don’t provide any information in English about the meaning of show.
  • It is the historical landmark in the area. It's equivalent of evening star that guides you to your destination. So majestic .
  • Just go through its gates on to the beautiful quite garden that is an excellent spot to take a breath from the crowded istiklal road. It's a great spot to buy the Museum Pass as it's less crowded than other spots like Hagya Sofia or Topkapi. The museum is well kept and not too long to go through but it gives a thorough look into the Dervish tradition, history and religion. Don't miss the hall near the museum where certain days of the week you can witness a dervish ceremony and dance.
  • Great for those who are interested in Mevlevi and their life. Nice and well kept museum. Today we witnessed Whirling Dervishes show at 1700 hours. That was amazing. For getting these tickets please come Saturday or Sunday morning at 1000 hours.
  • Last Sunday of each month you get the chance to see the sufi dervises meditate by whirling. Amazing experience.
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