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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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“paper marbling” (19 reviews)
“art school” (9 reviews)
“ebru art” (8 reviews)
Caferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 Buttafuoco F
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

Thank seherm11
Reviewed 21 May 2017

While the handicrafts on sales are interesting, it was the tiny restaurant that kept bringing us back. The food was simply superb and ridiculously cheap. Add the very atmospheric surroundings and you couldn't ask for more.

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Other reviewers have greatly described this place. It's a must have experience in Istanbul and I wish I knew it in the past. My wife, 8 years old daughter and I took an Ebru marbling lesson given by the amazing Goskun (Josh), who was one...More

Thank KarimMasarweh
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I stumbled across the peaceful caferaga medresesi courtyard, which is very close to the centre of the old town down a cobbled side street. I was lucky to be able to do an ebru class (traditional turkish paper marbling) with George teaching me, for 100TL...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

It was a wonderful experience of something traditionally Turkish that you can take away with you that will not perish!!! Off beaten pass, something quite unique😄 My friend and I enjoyed our time here with Josh very much! While hands on trying to implement techniques...More

Thank juliad15
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great 2 days learning how to draw tradition decoration, with local students, I can not speak Turkish but they all made me feel very welcomed and the touter spoke excellent English . The place has a vibe of its own, so if you...More

Thank WisteriaCottage_2013
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

A small, discrete sign on our way to the carpet-museum triggered our curiosity. Realising,as we popped by for a quick look-see, that there was also a cafe in the courtyard, we decided to have our lunch for the day. Boy, am I glad we did!?!...More

1  Thank orkenvandrer
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Hidden corner for tea, coffee, lunch, and chat. No alcohol. Traditional Craft shops and artisans around. look for marble paper work. Peace for midday -a break from the hassle of the city.

Thank gulay643
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!