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Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

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Address: Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul, Turkey

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Doors to Tradition

I came upon this lovely place back in the winter of 2015. Really I have for a short stint but as a shisha addict, I needed my fix. This place popped on my list of old attractions... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I came upon this lovely place back in the winter of 2015. Really I have for a short stint but as a shisha addict, I needed my fix. This place popped on my list of old attractions. I really loved the old coal burners and the style of the place. I felt as if I went back in time, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We saw this wonderful area while looking for a place to say our Maghrib Prayers. There is a lovely old mosque in this complex. It is situated next to the tram line between Cemberlitas and Beyazit. Çorlulu Ali Paşa was the Grand Vizier of Sultan Ahmed III. He commissioned this mosque in 1701 which developed into a mosque complex. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

One of the oldest strcutures in Beyazıt district ! In the complex there are cafes and shisha houses ! You can smoke shisha and taste good Turkish coffee and tea ! Worth to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

we stop there for prayer very ancient and antique nice to see and visit and have a real turkish cafe

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Historical nagila and chai place, best apple chai in istanbul and incredible collection of flavoured nargila tabacco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Nice to see and enjoy the local people here. Be here when there is a footballmatch. Try a waterpipe and relax.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

That place is a very best location,near grand bazaar,on the way of Tram,many people go there for water pipe, the thing only not good is you can not relax if it is too much crowded, because the tables are very close to eachothers,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This used to be a school hence the term "medressesi" which means Islsmuc school. Out front is an actual grave which is like a historic cemetery(think that's cool though). I've never seen anything like that before. Beside it's definitely old school rugged. It's has some tourist but mainly a Turkish hangout spot and I like that. It's nice to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Great authentic place, best Shisha, friendly service , reasonable prices , in the old city, must try the apple tea, there are several cafes in the same setting, stay at the first one to the left as you enter . Istanbul is an amazing city but remember you are still in the Middle East, use common sense , prices varies,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Lot of different kinds of Nargile. Great apple tea. Not touristy. A go to place for locals. A bit crowdy,

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