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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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A must do in Istanbul

Thank You Josh for one of the best day of our lives. You taught us more than this ancient art of Ebru. A lesson in Ebru art accompanied by beautiful music was total therapy to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Thank You Josh for one of the best day of our lives. You taught us more than this ancient art of Ebru. A lesson in Ebru art accompanied by beautiful music was total therapy to our souls. Thank You Josh for this wonderful blessed day with you. This is a must do when you come to Istanbul. Josh is a... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I love having tea and relax in this place looking around and observing people. It used to be training center as well. Now, it is mostly coffee shops.

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Dehesa de Campoamor, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you walk along the cobbled street between the Hagia Sofia and the tram line you will come to a shop the Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery, (already reviewed) and this place is down the cobbled street here and also across. We saw the craft classes, pottery and mosaic, and Ebru painting (like marbling). We did not have time to join... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What an amazing experience. We came in here with a group of friends and all tried Ebru art. The walls are filled with traditional Turkish art and some are available for purchase. The individual in charge at the time was very attentive and kind even though we were a large group. He helped some people with the designs of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a cultural centre located in the Caferağa Medresseh which is a former medresseh, located next to the Hagia Sophia. It was built in 1559 by Mimar Sinan by orders of Cafer Agha. It consists of a series of small workshops around a courtyard down a series of steps. It also has a cafe and wonderful shop. If you... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We read the reviews about the Turkish art experience and decided to give it a try. It became one of the highlights of the trip. Josh was very friendly and give us a little tutorial on how to do the art; then he put on some classical music and let us give it a try. I found the experience to... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was a good place to idly watch the different crafts and have a cup of tea. I imagine it is lovely in the summer. The gallery is interesting with a range of handicrafts and Josh is a true artist and performer who is passionate about his art.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Visit this interesting historic 400 year old university with cafè and traditional Turkish cultural arts you can observe or take part. Attached to the Medresse on the street is a Gallery where you can find examples of local artists work for sale and Josh wıll give you a demonstration or Ebru ( traditional Turkish marbling) a very interesting place right... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In this hidden and calm street you will find a area filled with Turkish culture, and the atmosphere here is amazing. Me and my film-crew went here and met Josh. He is a great and kind Ebru-artist that showed us the possess of this craft, and we made a little film about him and Ebru painting. I'll let the film... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our group of 6 ate lunch here and afterwards had an art class in ebru painting with Coskun Ozunkaya. It was the best lunch we had in Istanbul. Not only was the food good, but the environment is a peaceful escape from the heavy tourist traffic. The ebru lesson with Coskun was amazing. He is a a brilliant artist, a... More 

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