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Caferaga Medresesi

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Address: Caferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5 | Sultanahmet- Along the tram line by Aya Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 2122593101
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Learning Ebru and enjoying Sultan Ahmet...

I have been there with my wife and her sister and much impressed with host's hospitality and professionalism. Even though I was born in Turkey this was the first time for me and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I have been there with my wife and her sister and much impressed with host's hospitality and professionalism. Even though I was born in Turkey this was the first time for me and loved the atmosphere and friendliness of the staff. One of the highlights of our trip, especially kudos to the instructor Coskun! (Josh)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It is a very nice historical place with many small rooms from Kanuni Sultan Suleyman's period. I ate lunch there it was very delicious. You can order many local food and it won't be a touristic price. Also it is in a quite place where you can run away from the noice of the Old City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were brought here as part of the personal tour of Istanbul with our close friends who grew up in the city. We were not disappointed. My review is about the wonderful experience we had at Josh's studio learning about the art of Water Painting which is called Ebru on the Youtube videos. We first had lunch in the open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

this place was amazing the staff was so friendly defo will be back keep up the good work the food was very tasty as well will be back soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visited this restaurant a few times , every visit was great . The food is amazing . The service was great and nothing was too much trouble for the waiters , definitely recommend it .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It has been turned into a cultural art Center and art Gallery. You can also take classes in some of the arts VisiterServise can book. Classes in Marbleing foe example. Enjoy a coffee or meal at the cafe there and the ladies that run it are very helpful and friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We have found this hidden Medrese to the courtesy of our recommended TripAdvisor guide while investigating through Sultanahmet Area.Very nice to seat at this nice place and relax while having yr tea or coffee with light snacks.There are also many small shops around this Medrese where you can make yr shopping for yr loved ones.Recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

On our 2nd day in Istanbul, 24th February 2015, after visiting Istanbul Archaeological Museums we visited Caferaga Medresseh at 4:02pm, opened in 1559, it consists of a series of small workshops around a courtyard where pottery, paintings and small gifts are being made and you can purchase them as well. It also has a cafe. We just took a round... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We saw the marbling course in a brochure from our hotel - we dropped by and Josh was free to do a course with us! Make sure you go into Josh's building on the actual street, not down the laneway to the crafts centre. Josh was very friendly, after doing a demonstration for us we spent 2 hours doing some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My 5 yr old had a blast doing water painting (Erdu) , and this was the only fun activity for her , Little kids not really into history and old buildings. Josh was really kind and took good time to give her painting lessons, we took home a few paintings done by my daughter. Will definitively visit again and highly... More 

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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