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Caferaga Medresesi, Istanbul

#23 of 246 in Historic Sites in Istanbul
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Right in the city center, Caferaga Medresesi features exhibits of art and music and offers handicraft workshops. Completed in 1559, the building was designed by Mimar Sinan, one of the most prominent architects of the Ottoman Empire, and originally served as a religious school. Today the site hosts 15 halls decorated with works of students and Turkish artists. Here you'll be able to learn the basics of old calligraphic techniques or make traditional ceramic objects and simple jewelry. Sip on some tea or have a Turkish meal at the site, or purchase some colorful souvenirs. The gardens here make an excellent resting spot. Plan to visit Caferaga Medresesi and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Istanbul attractions using our Istanbul trip planner.
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  • What an afternoon! The 2h Ebru Marbling class we took was the highlight of our Istanbul trip. Josh was our teacher and he was talented, warm and patient. He first taught us the basics of the...  more »
  • A little courtyard that you’d no doubt miss if you weren’t a snooper or if your free walking tour didn’t take you to. It’s nice to see a madrasa giving helpful education in the form of arts and...  more »
  • Quaint courtyard in tourist area. It also has many local artists and opportunities to take part in a course. Food is simple menu but good.
  • the area around suleymania cami is great

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