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Caferaga Medresesi

Caferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
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Classic Walking Tour of Old Istanbul
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“turkish art” (17 reviews)
“art school” (8 reviews)
Caferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

At the gallery in front of the Caferaga Medresesi meet Josh, who manages it. He is a talented marbleizing (Ebru) artist and calligraphy artist who is as warm a host as he is informational. There is beautiful artwork displayed and for sale. Stay around awhile...More

1  Thank Mizze516
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We had a quick stop over on our way back from holiday and stopped in to Caferega Medresesi. Our kids love visiting - I think this was our 4th or 5th time. Highly recommended! Coshkun is an awesome teacher and a great artist.

1  Thank jbcinoman
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, I've always known the Sultanahmet area and its attractions, but my actual encounter with Caferaga Medresesi was when my mom started taking mosaic and ceramics classes. It has been about 4-5 years now and I've always loved going there, eating 'menemen'...More

2  Thank Yasemin T
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I loved my ebru (marbling) lesson. The teacher was friendly and was sincerely encouraging. His english was very proficient so I experienced no difficulty as an english speaker. The art for sale at the Madrasah was also high quality. I know that all the pictures...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We have been going to Caferaga Medresesi for over 20 years every time we are in Istanbul. We met Coskun when he was a young man managing the place. Over the years we watched him grow and mature into an extremely talented artist. He is...More

1  Thank erolm
Reviewed 26 April 2016

My friend and I found this place by accident as we wandered around after seeing the Sultan Ahmed Mosque looking for lunch. The shop is full of beautiful art. There is a courtyard outside where someone was sitting and drinking coffee or tea. The proprietor...More

1  Thank srang86
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Keep Turkish arts alive ! Right around the corner from the Hagia Sofia, and also the famous architect's Sinan's former school, here you can learn fading trades such as Ebru (Marbling), music, cuisine, ceramics, etc. Wonderful staff, especially Josh who helped me learn new Ebru...More

1  Thank lekaviar
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Cafer Aga was the chief black eunuch of Sultan Suleyman. He was a great patron if art and got this building built during the 16th century as a school, next to the Hagia Sophia. The architect was none other than Mimar Sinan. Currently this building...More

Reviewed 14 March 2016

The quality of the craftsmanship is very high and the prices fair. We were made to feel very welcome but not all pressurised. We bought some lovely presents but were able to relax and were even gifted a calligraphy page of our name and given...More

1  Thank fromampthill
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I took an Ebru painting class at the Caferaga Medresseh during my visit to Istanbul. I chose this place because it's cultural foundation. The entire experience was a true highlight of my trip to Istanbul. The teacher explained a few things about the art of...More

1  Thank AlwaysAForeigner
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
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Samirah M
26 February 2017|
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Response from juliad15 | Reviewed this property |
I don't have their email. I think their phone number should be in the website. Josh speaks perfect English
6 March 2015|
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Response from MyriamS1980 |
Thank you!