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Caferaga Medresesi, Istanbul
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Right in the city center, Caferaga Medresesi features exhibits of art and music and offers handicraft workshops. Completed in 1559, the building was designed by Mimar Sinan, one of the most prominent architects of the Ottoman Empire, and originally served as a religious school. Today the site hosts 15 halls decorated with works of students and Turkish artists. Here you'll be able to learn the basics of old calligraphic techniques or make traditional ceramic objects and simple jewelry. Sip on some tea or have a Turkish meal at the site, or purchase some colorful souvenirs. The gardens here make an excellent resting spot. To visit Caferaga Medresesi on your trip to Istanbul, use our Istanbul vacation builder.
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  • Had a great 2 days learning how to draw tradition decoration, with local students, I can not speak Turkish but they all made me feel very welcomed and the touter spoke excellent English . The place ha...  more »
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  • A small, discrete sign on our way to the carpet-museum triggered our curiosity. Realising,as we popped by for a quick look-see, that there was also a cafe in the courtyard, we decided to have our lunc...  more »