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Caferaga Medresesi, Istanbul

(4.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • You are surrounded by crowds, you can take refuge here to escape from görüntüsüm tourists, a good tea or a Turkish coffee date. A peaceful relaxing location.
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  • Tea or coffee in a quiet way, a peaceful place where you can. Made up an old Madrasah courtyard listening to full head of space at the tables, unfortunately, early closing. Gardner had been a little more comfortable chairs that I would have liked. Handcrafted items are also sold in manual labor.
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  • The card is perfect for a simple lunch somewhere exotic and interesting craft with a very warm
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  • We had the pleasure of learning more about Caferaga Medresesi while recently in Istanbul. The staff was extremely friendly. A special demonstration was organized for us to see how one of the artists creates his marbling technique. Learning about all the various classes offered here made us commit to taking a class the next time we are in Istanbul. Swing by this lovely art oasis for a lovely experience when you are visiting Istanbul!
  • A great place to take a calm break
  • Nice
  • Old Medrese
  • Very good