Galata Mevlevihanesi is a whirling dervish hall in the Tünel Music Quarter at the end of Galip Dede street. A whirling dervish fervently dances to traditional Islamic chants, and performs a worship service unlike any other. The Galata Mevlevihanesi is used by several dervish groups. The octagonal hall is the best place to witness the sema, but tickets cannot be bought on the spot. To avoid disappointment make sure you get your bookings done in advance, or if you're not in town too much earlier, get someone from your hotel to get them for you. The performances happen every Sunday and some Saturdays.
- Open Hours: Wednesday to Monday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
- Nearest Train: Tünel