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Caferaga Madrasa - Handicrafts Center

Caferiye Sk., Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No.5, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 528 00 89
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Most relaxing and artsy time

We were there to learn marbling. We did our marbling class with Coskun, who was very patient and... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Ema B
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Do you want to see a Miracle?

This is small and secret place near Hagia Sophia. Narrow street to which you even don't look... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
Tetyana P
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May 28, 2018
“Most relaxing and artsy time”
May 23, 2017
“Do you want to see a Miracle?”
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Caferiye Sk., Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No.5, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We were there to learn marbling. We did our marbling class with Coskun, who was very patient and supportive and gave us space to be creative. Feeling incredibly grateful for this chance - for me it was the first time I have ever done marbling....More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

This is small and secret place near Hagia Sophia. Narrow street to which you even don't look through. But always remember : Usually the best is hidden not in a noisy tourist places, but in small narrow streets behind. If you will find that place,...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2016

We visited twice! Once, we stumbled on this little side street , Caferiye Solak, next to the Hagia Sophia. First we discovered the gallery that show cased local art of marveling, calligraphy, jewelry and paintings. We met Josh who manages the Caferaga Medresesi, a Turkish...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

During my stay in Istanbul I went here everyday to relax, enjoy a mint tea or sherbet and sometimes some baklava. It is easy to walk past but there are also some wonderful handicrafts. Well worth a visit. I almost don't want to share it

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Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you're an art lover and haven't seen Turkish water painting, you have got to drop by. My jaw dropped when I saw the process in action - and then my daughter was taught the basic technique in a one hour lesson! Briefly, you start...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2015

I wanted to experience some workshop. So I visited here early in the morning. However, the center was closed, I could'nt do anything that day. You need to check the open time when you visit here. But the building itself was beautiful, so I took...More

Thank ワンケディ
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Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

A splendid place for art and handicraft in an old Medrese building close to Topkapi Palace. There is also a little restaurant which offers tea, coffee and light meals. Enjoy and relax!

Thank bekant
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Reviewed March 8, 2015

four of us dropped in and took a one hour class in paper marbling. The instructor (Coskun) was really great and spoke English. He demonstrated the technique and then we tried it. None of us are artists. It was so easy and so fun. People...More

1  Thank RichieW974
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Reviewed November 5, 2014

I was lucky enough to have a friend recommend this centre to me when I was traveling to Istanbul - Tucked behind Aye Sophia, it is a beautiful spot with awe-inspiring art work. Best to call ahead if you can, but if you just show...More

2  Thank Dr_AmyLou
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Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our group of 6 stumbled across this gem on a recent trip to Istanbul. We became interested in Ebru (Turkish Marbling Painting) prior to our trip, but had forgotten to book a class. By chance we met Ebru artist and instructor Coskun Ozunkaya who also...More

1  Thank Stoey S
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