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Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #25 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you're looking for an authentic place to have a kahve and nargile then this is it. At times busy, noisy, full of cats and warm when snowing outside.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you smoke a persian tobacco, then this place won't be satisfactory. Else it is wonderful to try once.

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Trondheim
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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istanbul
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1,098 reviews 1,098 reviews
396 attraction reviews
3,113 helpful votes 3,113 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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