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“Undoubtably the Most Authentic Sufi & Whirling Dervish Experience in Istanbul”
Sufism Lectures by Les Arts Turcs - Every Thursday 18:00 Known to the west as Whirling Dervishes, the Mevlevi Order was founded by Mevlana Rumi in the 13th century. The Order wrote of tolerance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. They survive today as...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Incili Cavus Sok.No:19/3 Alemdar Mah., Istanbul 34122, Turkey
If you think that experiencing the Dervishes is about watching people mysteriously and beautifully whirl you're partly correct. But Les Arts Turcs will show you what stands at the heart of it.
A brief lecture on the philosophy and history of the Sufi's by one...More
Date of experience: October 2013
3 Thank Gottakeepgoin
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.