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Caferaga Medresesi

Caferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
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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 25 July 2014

I made a special effort to visit this place after reading the reviews on trip advisor. I loved it! It is an absolute must to visit for an art lover. Josh made me feel extremely welcome and showed me the special ebru technique of painting....More

1  Thank fionamac_13
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Nice place to have breakfast, quiet and yet close to all the toeristic 'attractions'. Good place to get away from the crowds.

Thank FemkeNL
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

I went to caferaga with my friend for a workshop in Ebru or water marbling with Josh. After seeing so many great pieces of ottoman/ Turkish works in the mosques and museums it was exciting to do our own! Josh is a wonderful teacher who...More

3  Thank 28mulan
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We discovered this on tripadvisor itself. It is not located on the main roads and is therefore hidden from the huge tourist population. Very calm and beautiful courtyard with art workshops all around. We did not eat anything here but came for a turkish coffee...More

1  Thank Sneha C
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The Caferaga Medresesi is an oasis in the touristic Sultanahmet next to Ayasofia. There is a nice coffee shop in the center and some Art workshops.

Reviewed 16 May 2014

Having visited many Islamic countries, I always wanted to find and buy these of small paintings (called Miniatures) it was as usual in the Qur'an and depict scenes from the life of the sultans. This is the art of drawing very detailed paintings of social...More

6  Thank LeonGr
Reviewed 12 May 2014

anybody to Istanbul recently knows it is packed with tourists... we strayed off the massive lines in front of the Hagia Sophia and did an art class here with Josh. The place is so cute and authentic, if you have an artistic bone in your...More

5  Thank EstebanBR
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The Caferaga Medresesi is a peaceful oasis in the heart of the busy and often touristic Sultanahmet. It is so worth a visit, whether you want to just sit down and relax for a moment in an old university environment and see how local art...More

3  Thank Lotta A
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We found this place after visiting Ayasofia. It's hidden behind buildings and hadrly found. Inside has old Ottoman time's air. We enjoyed Turkish cofee and art crafts.

3  Thank Jolly K
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We discovered this place out exploring Istanbul one day. We were greeted by Josh when we entered. We were with our two children age 7 and 10 who were very interested in the art Josh was working on when we arrived. Josh was great with...More

3  Thank Debbie M
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!