Ceremony of the Derviches Girovagos

Dervishes Ceremony in Istanbul

Have you heard of the mystical dances of the gyrovagus dervishes and their dance-meditation ceremony, called Semá?

The gyravago dervishes, also known as Mevlevi, form an order or tariqa founded around the 13th century by the followers of the famous Sufi poet Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi. This Muslim order has an ascetic and mystical character and its main ritual ceremony consists of a dance-meditation called Semá.

The Semá is a male dance accompanied by flute and drums music. The dancers turn on themselves with their arms outstretched, until they reach ecstasy, symbolizing “the spiritual ascendancy towards the truth, accompanied by love and totally liberated from the ego”.

If you have always wanted to attend this mystical show, unique in the world, or curiosity invades you, we offer you the possibility of attending one of the most genuine and original that is celebrated in Istanbul since time immemorial, with transfer from the hotel to the place of celebration and always accompanied by one of our professional guides. Once the show is over, we offer you the possibility to take an urban tour with our specialized guides, to enjoy Istanbul and its mosques and to visit the most important avenue in the city, Istiklal, where you will have free time to dine or have a coffee in the various restaurants, cafes or bars that will find their way to the Taksim Square, considered the nerve center of the city of Istanbul.

Departures: Sundays in the afternoon.

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