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Whirling Dervish Performance Nicosia

Selimiye Square,, Nicosia, Cyprus
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Do not go

Went there today only one performer. Less than twenty five mins performance. Having seen whirling... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
t0wnsendge0ff
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Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Muss see

Is a 30 minutes show! The best one is at 8pm, when 5 dancers perform! At noon, only one does it... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
adibfarid
,
São paulo
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Selimiye Square,, Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Went there today only one performer. Less than twenty five mins performance. Having seen whirling dervishes in Egypt this was rubbish and a con I would not recommend anyone to go. The single performer was also selling the tickets! Terrible and a rip off. Regrettably...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Is a 30 minutes show! The best one is at 8pm, when 5 dancers perform! At noon, only one does it, but it still remains interesting!! It is good to ser once!!

1  Thank adibfarid
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

If you take time to cross the border into the occupied Turkish side of Nicosia , you must go to the Whirling Dervish performance. This is located in a disused old church located next to the Byzantine church now a mosque . The performance begins...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had eagerly sought out and waited for this performance. Whirling Dervish - the term itself is magical. I had often used the term in conversation and I was just so overjoyed to actually witness it in action. The explanation of the activity and the...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is the second time i attended a performance of the Whirling Dervish in this location. I liked the introduction that was given as well as the brochure explaining the performance. This time there were 3 gentlemen performing and it was beautiful. The beautiful setting...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Interesting half hour item for those who've not experienced it before. I have seen better group items in previous.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Fascinating show with good explanations of the beliefs involved. The performers were obviously dedicated and sincere.

Thank Joyce N
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

There are few opportunities to experience this ancient ritual. Lasting just over 30 minutes it is absolutely hypnotic to watch and be astounded by the young men who go into the trance. There is good supporting literature distributed explaining the origin and meaning of the...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were delighted to catch this daily performance. Lasts about 30 minutes; authentic and well done. Admission fee is worth it.

Thank Gail O
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

There was a Whirling Dervish (a dance of the Mevlevi Order of Islam) performance few times a day inside the Bedesten. A ritual more than a performance, the 20 minutes of spinning to the soothing music was almost hypnotic although repetitive.

Thank thelonious22
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Response from Fizzyanna | Reviewed this property |
The WHIRLING DERVISHES at BEDESTAN, Nicosia......Nicosia is also known as Lekosia. The tickets are bought at the door and were not expensive, although I cannot recall exact lira. It is best to get in position 10 to 15 mins... More
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