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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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Little Kids 4yr+ MUST GO !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I had read about Caferaga Medresesi on Tripadvisor and really wanted to try out the paper marbling. Coskun

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This area has classes for learning local art. Demonstrations were also available. The ebru (paper marbling) demo was fantastic. I wished we had time for a class, but the only day we were free, was booked up. It is worth finding this out of the way place, very near to the Blue Mosque and Topkapi palace.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We stumbled in this store on the recommendation of a tourism officer near the cisterns. I love that this store supports local art and local artists. Josh was so kind and welcoming and did a demo of the marbling painting, he was even kind enough to write our names in calligraphy. Very great find - if you're interested in local... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Our group did two ebru lessons while we were in İstanbul. Our lesson wıth Coşkun was fantastic! He was gracious, inspiring, helpful, and also let us be creative and do our own thing. He created a wonderful ambiance that made us want to create beautiful art. Our whole group loved our time with Coşkun. I highly recommend taking an ebru... More 

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Conception Bay South, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We read about the paper marbling art classes at Caferaga Medresesi in the National Geographic guide book. It sounded like the perfect diversion for our family - and indeed it was. It was a little difficult to find at first, but worth the search. We did not have an advanced reservation, but the helpful person in the office offered us... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Istanbul. Coscun (Josh) was a wonderful guide to the ancient arts that he practices, not to mention a hospitable and delightful host. We left with two of his pieces which now hang proudly in our home. I would recommend this as a must-see attraction when visiting Istanbul.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I come to the ebru workshop every year as part of our tour. İt's always very enjoyable and the travellers really love the experience. Coskun is a wonderful character. His language is great and he also has great teaching skills. The workshop has got many artworks on display and a beautiful atmosphere. Definitely a must visit.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a quiet oasis in the heart of old town just around the corner from Hagia Sofia. Don't miss scheduling a lesson in Turkish marbling with Coskun (Josh). He is a warm and delightful person as well as an excellent instructor and artist in his own right. His shop is at the top of the street that leads to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A splendid place for local art and handicraft in an old medrese building. There is also a little restaurant which offers tea, coffee and light meals. All in all a wonderful place to relax just opposite of Topkapi Sarail.

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Address: Address: Caferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5 | Sultanahmet- Along the tram line by Aya Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 2122593101
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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