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Caferağa Medresesi – Traditional handcrafts store

Medresseh (Medrese) is the name for any type of educational institution in the Ottoman period. Although schools are not called by this name anymore, Caferağa is still a center for educating traditional Turkish handicrafts. In 1989, the Turkish Cultural Service Foundation changed Caferağa into a touristic centre with 15 classrooms/exhibition rooms, a big saloon and a garden where traditional Turkish handicrafts such as marbling, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry and so forth are taught, made and sold.

Besides joining workshops or buying traditional handicrafts, you can visit exhibits or enjoy a drink in a tranquil atmosphere. This is a hidden gem just steps away from Hagia Sophia, don’t miss it!

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Details about this spot



Küçük Ayasofya Mah. Akburçak Sokak No11 Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul

Opening Times

Tue - Sun 09:00 - 19:00




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)