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Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #22 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural

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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place is by far the best ghalyoon place in Istanbul. In my week there, I must have tried a dozen places but this was certainly the best. Admittedly, it gets a little crowded at times, but totally worth it.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When I was planning to travell to Istanbul, I was looking forward to visit this kind of places, and I was really happy to find it. We visited it twice during our 6 days in Istanbul. At Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi you can smoke a good shisha and drink different kind of teas (turkish tea, mint tea, apple tea) in... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A must visit to try Narguile and Apple Tea. It is a 300 year old place and the entrance of this place does not look very appealing, but as soon as you enter you will feel you have come to a very local and authentic turkish place with so many people around. The shisha and apple tea are excellent but... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

you can only find it in turkey. a place for narguile and tea. that's all. you can spend hours there, talking, looking to people, or just relaxing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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