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Caferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing experience!!! One of the highlights of our stay in Istanbul this time around. We visited after reading the many other reviews here on tripadvisor, and weren't disappointed . We homeschool our children so this trip was some educational fun for them. They, aged...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

built by Sinan in the 16th century. Small but charming building serving as handicrafts school at the moment

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank guideturk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As I wanted to learn more about ebru, my guide took me to Cafer Ağa Medresesi. Unfortunately, the artist was not in his studio and could not be found. The medrese was not busy at all at that time of the day in the morning....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

Deliciously prepared homemade Turkish dishes which included lentil soup, koofteh, eggplant kebab and various others. Definitely worth going to experience eating local food. Plus it is an art school so you can watch them do their marbeling artworks etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DrTravell007
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Cafe Medresesi is a lovely quiet place, designed by the architect Sinan. The cafe is in fact a place where you could also eat, and the food is very tasty and not expensive. The courtyard of the cafe is surrounded by workshops, where you can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We visited turkey during the public holiday, and we were planning to visit this place and book for the workshop, the kids were definitely excited about it. After long walk till we found it, there was a small paper on the main door that says...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 136MC136
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Located in a hidden laneway just off the street alongside the Aya Sofya is this hidden "Gem". Originally designed by the 16th Century Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, what began its' life in 1560 as a school for Islamic instruction is now a government sponsored cultural...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

My grandmother & I had read previous reviews of this handcraft centre and were determined to find it on our recent trip to Istanbul. It's nestled in a cozy lane behind Ayasofya. You will see an artistic Turkish shop on the corner, turn left and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

On a chilly day we dropped by here for lunch. Our lentil soup/with bread and tea was the best we've every tasted. We meant to return but ran out of time.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank celticmoon
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a demonstration with Josh and learned how to use Ebruh technique to create various paintings. The atmosphere was calm and Josh made us feel at ease during our lesson. We would thouroghly recommend that you visit this centre and ask for Josh who...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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22 September 2018|
Response from cgherghina | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee for entrance. You may drink or eat at very reasonable prices. If you want to attend an Ebru course of 2 hours, the fee is 150 TRY.