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See the Whirling Dervises -- The Sufi Music Concert & Sema Ceremony (ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes) is held on the second and last Sunday of the month at the historic Galata Mevlevihanesi, Divan Edebiyati Müzesi, Galip Dede Caddesi, at the end of Istiklal Caddesi in Tünel (ticket office tel. 0535/210-4565; reservations tel. 0212/252-0773 from 9am-5pm or 0505/678-0618; www.rumimevlevi.com). Note: The Mevlevihanesi is closed until December 2010. The dervises take their show on the road, so to speak, performing the ceremony Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm in various locations around town (Wed and Fri concerts are for groups only). Tickets for individuals are 35TL; add 10TL for the Saturday-night show. Check the website for details and alterations in schedules, as changes happen often. Other ad-hoc ceremonies are staged throughout the Old City in summertime, so be on the lookout for flyers at your hotel announcing locations, times, and prices.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.