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, 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!