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Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi, Istanbul
(4.3/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Grand Bazaar, taste traditional Turkish tea and coffee, and meditate through the aromatic smoke of hookahs at Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi. Situated inside a historical building that was once a religious school and a dervish lodge, the cafe offers an authentic Turkish atmosphere. Notice the hundreds of multicolored glass lamps, walls adorned with kilims, and ornamental hookahs (or "nargile" in Turkish). The cafe's popularity with tourists and locals, as well as city cats, makes it crowded at times. It maintains the old Turkish way of relaxing, so don't be surprised if some non-traditional drinks are unavailable. Using our online itinerary creator, Istanbul attractions like Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Reviews
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  • It's come to our attention that in passing on the way, actually. I couldn't believe when I saw the full Icerisinin. Bong-smoking a very different atmosphere should definitely have. It tastes so good. Then I found out it was a mistake to go without drinking Turkish coffee. Color, tastes different. It has been explained. But love hookah water pipe here without tasting a man's return would be a mistake. Moreover, the most suitable to rest after their historic places visited stops I think this place is.
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  • Great experience to drink tea or coffee and smoke a shisha. local people, cozy, offer you every moment, renew the shisha... perfect to learn Turkish culture!
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  • I came upon this lovely place back in the winter of 2015. Really I have for a short stint but as a shisha addict, I needed my fix. This place popped on my list of old attractions. I really loved the o...  more »
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  • Distinctive texture with tea and coffee, having a point.
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  • The quality. 5 minutes to sit down and drink the coffee I ordered I went space instantly.
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  • A smoking of waterpipe ideal to integrate in Turkish culture. You need to try it!
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  • I used to go and a tea/coffee içilebileceği a while, texture of the building at the moment there are no available non-maximum capacity was prepared for the entry used in water pipes, create my smoky embers of a place
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  • Best waterpipe in Istanbul!