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Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #20 of 633 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Istanbul, Turkey
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36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

do you like water pipe? order a turkish coffee or tea, under a old tree enjoy your water pipe in the middle of historical buildings and listen the voice of crowd from street which is as fas as it closes to you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Sit and enjoy tea and a nargile shisha pipe in this beautiful ancient medressa courtyard. An oasis of hassle free calm compared to the nearby grand bazaar, and an ideal stopping off point to watch locals chatting away over a pipe and watch the deft arrangement of burning charcoals with tongs. It feels like a scene unchanged for centuries.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our regret was that we only made plans and discovered this on our last day, otherwise we would have stopped over a few more times during our time in Istanbul. Super easy to find right on the main road, head in and we chose to stick with the establishment on the immediate left upon entering. The staff was friendly, attentive,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

nice place, very popular among the locals. Just the best place to enjoy a narghile in the heart of the city! Unlike other reviews, we actually found hard to get the attention of the waiters, therfore they are not pushy at all. Maybe it depends on the day.

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Bucharest, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A not very big courtyard,very crowded and noisy,where a lot of men smoke their narghiles and drink tea in tiny glases,chatting like sparrows. I think if you want to taste a narghile there are many other better places in Istanbul.

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Ha'il, Saudi Arabia
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25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Pass underneath the arch, past an overgrown garden and fiery coals and enter the courtyard of a wonderful Ottoman-era madrasa (religious school) with painted domes, leafy trees shading locals and tourists alike while they puff away on flavored tobacco from their elaborate nargiles and sip endless cups of Turkish Tea. While you stand and admire this scene, you will be... More

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a nice, relaxing place,Very central, close to tram station and grand bazaar.But in beetween themselves they have a secret competition for catching costumer.And this is quait annoying!in each time i was there i had felt that! And that ruins all the atmosphere.i would prefer more welcoming staff!Because of that i dont realy recommend this place!

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Budapest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

It's a classic nargile spot in an old islamic medresse. Locals and tourists flock alike. Prices are 15 lira for a nargile which is totally fine. The place is a bit noisy, cramped and busy but they make a good pipe. I prefer the much calmer Turk Ocagi down the road with more space.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This historic nargile quarter offers a large selection of tastes. The ambiance is great, and relaxing compared to the touristy ones. Easy to find next to the grand bazaar, just use your nose.

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hong kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Had a great time here, very atmospheric place, smoky and full of life. Many cats also hang out here and they jump on your lap and stay. Free wifi!

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