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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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  • More than 30 places in Istanbul had hookahs ... the best!!! Anise Apple single... Turkish coffee is also super ... highly recommended.
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  • we stop there for prayer very ancient and antique nice to see and visit and have a real turkish cafe 
  • Wonderful little secret place in the middle of the city. The street with no notice. If you would like to spend time in a relaxed and intimate, real Turkish tea room atmosphere, you can go here!
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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!