Turkish Cultural Services Foundation
This lovely little building tucked away in the shadows of Aya Sofya was designed by Sinan on the orders of Cafer Ağa, Süleyman the...
Running between the Topkapı Palace walls and Aya Sofya, this cobbled street is named after the Soğuk Çeşme (Cold Fountain) at its...
Commissioned by Justinian in the 540s, this Byzantine church is almost exactly as old as its close neighbour, Aya Sofya. When Mehmet the...
Caferağa Medresesi Lokanta & Çay Bahçesi
In Sultanahmet, it’s rare to eat in stylish surrounds without being lavishly charged for the privilege. That’s why the small lokanta in...
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The historic Caferağa Medresesi is the home of the Turkish Cultural Services Foundation, which runs courses for locals and travellers in techniques such as calligraphy, miniature painting, ecru (paper marbling), binding and glass painting. Courses are organised into 2½-hour sessions one day per week over three months and cost approximately TL400. It also occasionally organises shorter courses costing TL120.