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Whirling Dervish Performance Nicosia

Selimiye Square,, Nicosia, Cyprus
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What an enlightening experience

If you take time to cross the border into the occupied Turkish side of Nicosia , you must go to the... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
steve m
Cairns, Australia
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We had eagerly sought out and waited for this performance. Whirling Dervish - the term itself is... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Bernie D
Adelaide, Australia
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“sufi music” (2 reviews)
“trance” (4 reviews)
Selimiye Square,, Nicosia, Cyprus
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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

Thank steve m
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

1  Thank Bernie D
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

1  Thank Boetie1
Reviewed 29 July 2017

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

1  Thank Aroon236
Reviewed 4 June 2017

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

Thank Joyce N
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

Thank cburni
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
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
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We paid 25 turkish lira to see this display. Whilst the two men who performed were excellent at spinning one spinner for 6 minutes . Was not particularly impressed.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a wonderfully moving and deeply spiritual experience. It is not a show, in the sense of some cabaret-type of entertainment, but a meditative ritual, stemming from the Mevlevi culture. The ritual can be thought of as one in which the spectator is allowed...More

2  Thank cosmiclaw
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20 May 2016|
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