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Where to Watch the Mevlevi Sema Ceremony in Istanbul?

Mevlevi Sema Ceremony is a very special type of ceremony in Turkey. The birth place is considered to be Konya, however you can find many places in different regions of Turkey where the ceremony is performed by trained persons. Istanbul is one of those places where Mevlevi Sema Ceremony is performed in various venues.

You can consider Hodjapasha Cultural Center  or Galata Mevlevi Museum if you are looking for Sema Ceremony in Istanbul. You should get ticket in advance especially during summer season since it is the season for majority of tourists. You can also check their websites to confirm schedules.

For those who will watch Mevlevi Sema Ceremony for the first time, it is important to know that the ceremony is a spiritual one where you are expected to behave accordingly, like not clapping, not taking too many photographs, and not doing anything distracting during the ceremony.

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