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Caferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
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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

Thank cgherghina
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

Thank M C
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

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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

2  Thank Paressa D
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.

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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

1  Thank Extraordinary764519
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We want our kids to have this interesting way of painting, it’s an amazing you can pain in the water, and it turned way very adorable. Josh is the instructor he showed a great example of the painting way. My kids enjoyed alot, hope we...More

1  Thank Silvia V
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Cafe with drinks but they also teach crafts etc on pottery its very quite but i heard they offer suitable courses for people willing to learn.

Thank Kat D
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I read about marbling paper at Caferaga Medresesi in a guide and being a mixed media artist, I really wanted to try the process. You may find many simplified processes online but here, you will experience the technique that has been used to decorate paper...More

Thank ButtafuocoF
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this art school as part of a stop woth our tour guide and the next day we went back for an art class with Josh. I got to learn Ebru Art, and can I just say it is one of my best memories...More

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Ulfa Y
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.