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Les Arts Turcs Tours, Istanbul

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#26 of 101 in Museums in Istanbul
Les Arts Turcs was founded by a collection of painters, photographers, artists, singers, journalists, professional guides and entrepreneurs. The aim of Les Arts Turcs is to meet people here internationally and explore little traveled routes of communication between cultures that rarely and often communicate, to bridge artistic and cultural gaps that have formed over centuries in an attempt to take responsibilty for international humanistic heritage.

Activities worked by Les Arts Turcs include_once: ethnic music, Ottoman, Turkish/Greek, Turkish/Armenian, Turkish/Gypsie, Turkish-Pop, Jews and Folk, and Sufi music. There is also full guidance as to the process of the Whirling Dervish ceremony, and Sufi community in Turkey. Les Arts Turcs gives painting, henna,ebru paper-marblizing and calligraphy classes (has a permanent exhibition of paintings, statuettes, and art at its Sultanahmet address)Turkish food workshops,testing tours.Photo workhops. It is a meeting place for local and international artists -- journalists, writers, painters, photographers, professional guides, and others.
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  • This company is amazing, highly recommend their workshops! I was stuck alone in Istanbul and after visiting Topkapi Palace decided I wanted to learn about making tiles. After a quick google search I.....  more »
  • We had a wonderful visit with this welcoming community. We want to thank them all for their gracious hospitality. Our journey to the venue was very much enhanced by conversation with fellow guests...  more »
  • My wife and I were impressed with the quality of the bag felting class taught by Ms. Erdu. While I watched, my wife learned felting techniques first developed in ancient Anatolia. She went home with....  more »
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  • It was such a pleasure to attend a workshop at the Gallery Les Arts Turcs and meet the teacher Mr Fikret Guney and the office manager Mr Alp. we were cared and treated with a red carpet and Mr Fikret has toughs us so much in a what was supposed to be 2 hours workshop and in fact gotten 30 minutes more. Don't hesitate to enjoy a workshop while visiting Istanbul. They were very gracious and we will be back for more when we'll visit Turkey again in the future. If I’ve helped, thank you for the “LIKE”! My Ratings: Price $$ Service 5*, Comfort 5*, Bathroom 3.5*
  • Attended the Whirling Dervishes show. Service was easy and friendly. Transportation to and from monastery was provided and a light snack. This is a full religious event without interpretation from start to finish, including speech and chanting -- you observe from the side. Fascinating insight into a unique piece of Turkish culture. Explanation/history of the ceremony and the religious sect were okay but left some to be desired.
  • Great place. The people are very professional and helpful. They take their time to offer u a great trip. Can really recommend.
  • Highly Recommended for Art Workshops and Cultural City Tours i. Istanbul
  • Widely disappointed! They do not respond to e-mails, they do not open at the agreed times. We unfortunately bought the ticket for the show of the dervishes, practically 30 euros just for the transfer since the ceremony is free as it is deduced here: Silivrikap Mevlevihanesi : Religious ceremonies are also held here every Thursday, from 7.30 pm to 11 p.m. Free entry, booking is not possible. Address: YENI TAVANLI SOKAK NO. 8, ME No kind of explanation of the event, pickups from their headquarters, not even from hotels, so I do not see the utility to spend 30 euros for poor quality service. Ah, the escort didn't even bother to have a chat with us: what's it for? To get us on the bus? Well, completely dissatisfied, definitely to be avoided. I'm just sorry she went there because she was advising him #Lonelyplanet...
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