Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapsha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century Hamam (Turkish bath), it now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions.
Sensational Ottoman harem dances, charming traditional dances and exotic belly dances are showcased magnificently in this program. Watch highly energetic traditional dances combine with modern choreography- enjoy the rhythm, fire and amazing costumes all from the historical setting of a 550-year-old restored Ottoman bath.
You may also enjoy the Dervish Experience Exhibition in the foyer area before the show. The exhibition features information displays about dervishes and their ceremony, objects belonging to the world of dervishes such as clothing, musical instruments and personal tools and books. Interactive Rumi poems and sufi music samples, hyperrealist style dervish statues and video shows are part of this unique exhibition.