Whirling dervishes

You can still see whirling dervishes in Istanbul.
You can still see whirling dervishes in Istanbul.

Sufi music and its accompanying whirling dancers are one of Turkey's most famous cultural elements. Unfortunately the sect the famous Whirling Dervishes belong to is outlawed in Turkey, and it's hard to catch a performance of these remarkable dancers.

However, you can still catch the dervishes performing twice a month at the Galata Mevlevihanesi, a whirling dervish hall in Beyoglu, Istanbul. The dervishes also perform three times a week in a waiting room at the Sirkeci station.

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