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"Hamamzade Ismail Dede Efendi Evi" Architecture Tip by MalenaN

Architecture, Istanbul: 29 reviews and 78 photos


Down the hill from Blue Mosque, towards the sea of Marmara you can visit the home of Dede Efendi, a famous composer of music for the dancing dervishes. His house is a restored turco-ottoman house from the 18th century. There are just a few rooms with little decoration and with wooden ceilings. Sufi music is played in the background.
Dede Efendi worked for the sultan Selim III. After the sultans death, the death of his mother and the death of his son he ended his service at court and wrote his masterpices at home.

Entrance fee is 1 000 000 TL.

Take a walk in the neighbourhood as well.

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  • Updated Jun 25, 2004
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