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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. Make Caferaga Medresesi a part of your Istanbul vacation plans using our Istanbul trip planner.
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  • What an afternoon! The 2h Ebru Marbling class we took was the highlight of our Istanbul trip. Josh was our teacher and he was talented, warm and patient. He first taught us the basics of the...  more »
  • A little courtyard that you’d no doubt miss if you weren’t a snooper or if your free walking tour didn’t take you to. It’s nice to see a madrasa giving helpful education in the form of arts and...  more »
  • I had homemade lemonade (sweet!!) and a triangular slice of mosaic cake for 22 lira. It’s my first day in Istanbul, hot as hell at 3pm and I needed a respite. It’s next door to Aya Sofya but only...  more »
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  • Quaint courtyard in tourist area. It also has many local artists and opportunities to take part in a course. Food is simple menu but good.
  • the area around suleymania cami is great
  • Ambiance with historic biilding, traditional handcrat ateliers... enjoy your time hete by sipping your wonderful turkish tra or coffee. This place just next to Sultanahmet Square where full of historic buildings and monuments sush as hagia sophia, the blue mosque, mosaic museup, topkapi palace, ibrahimpasa palace, french prison ...
  • If you want a real breakfast or brunch it’s the place to be
  • A hidden gem in the busy and touristic neighborhood of Aya Sofia. We had an amazing coffee here, far away from the busy crowds. It's kind of tricky to locate but it deserves the fuss.
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