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Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #21 of 646 attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

You should smoke water pipe here, it does not get more authetic. Walk around and see all rooms. Something to treasure.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A place where the locals prefer. If you love Turkish coffee, you must try this place. Can be very busy if you go in the afternoon but dont let this put you off.

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2,728 helpful votes 2,728 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This historical and religious complex is in between Beyazıt and Sultan Ahmet areas.Although the building and its extensions are still in good shape,we can easily comment that this complex is not very well protected or maintained.There are many cafes and small gift shops inside the complex in turn and fact making this religious place like a small bazaar in this... More

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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