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Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #24 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It's hard to find an entrance to this nargile-cafe, but it smells on the whole area! Found it by the smell :) Very relaxing place, many local people and nice turkish tea. Must visit even if you don't smoke

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New Delhi, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Even if you're in Istanbul only for one day, dont miss this place ! Old Istanbul feel with 4 or so nargile places together, decorated with beautiful Turkish lamps and a 100 people relaxing and smoking. Try the yummy apple tea while you soak in the place. Its close to the grand bazaar but slightly hidden off. It is visited... More

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istanbul
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

ı have been here wıth frıends so we have had great shısha and teas ı recomed every1 so good value for money aswell we will be back

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Singapore City, null, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

During my visit to Istanbul, I patronized Corlulu Ali Pasha daily, every morning before exploring the city, and returning at night to continue soaking up the atmosphere. Tucked in an old cemetery and a former religious school, Corlulu Ali Pasha is today home to a few cafes serving nargile (sheesha) and beverages: Turkish coffee, apple tea etc. You may think... More

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istanbul
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

As a citizen, this is the place where I felt most the atmosphere of the old Istanbul. When I was a student at Istanbul University, this was the place we had our turkish coffee or tea after the classes; you can also try Nargile if you're interested. Walking from Sultanahmet to Beyazıt you can see the entrance at the right... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

There is a small cemetery across Pierre Lotti hotel, this is rest place of Ahmet Tevfik Pasa the last Grand Wazir of Ottoman Empire. Should take out some time to visit.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Çorlulu Ali Paşa Medresesi is a great place to relax, enjoy nargile, and sip çay and kahve. Wander through the archway into a space with seating, Turkish rugs, hanging lamps, and people of all ages talking, smoking, and enjoying their time. A resident momma cat and her kittens were also wandering around the open air space. The atmosphere is difficult... More

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Athens, Greece
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

While in Istanbul we wanted to smoke shisha of course as we like it a lot! We asked a few people on the street and they recommended this place to us and we just loved it! It was exactly what we were looking for. Even if it is very famous, there were only a few tourists, all the other people... More

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Viareggio, Italia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you wish to smoke a good turkish shisha and drink a fine tea in a very tipical address, you have to go here! A very small number of tourists and a lot of turkish people drinking tea, smoking parfumed shishas and chatting, seated on low chairs. Carpets hanging on the walls, open space great rooms (so with the "noise"... More

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London, United Kingdom
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141 attraction reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi is just a small court yard of a mosque near Grand Bazaar. We only happen to find this place when taking a night walk after dinner. Majority of customers here seem to be Turkish and only a few foreigners or women can be seen. Surely this is an interesting place to observe Turkish tradition and social... More

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