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This hidden handicraft centre is very interesting and might seduce you to spend some money or to go in for ebru. Precondition: the artist must be there. Unfortunately this was not the case when I visited the place, so I tell you to find out...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.