This lovely little building tucked away in the shadow of Aya Sofya was designed by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan on the orders of Cafer...
This 16th-century medrese (seminary) houses a a cultural organisation that teaches and promotes traditional Turkish handicrafts....
Running between the Topkapı Palace walls and Aya Sofya, this picturesque cobbled street is named after the Soğuk Çeşme (Cold Fountain)...
Caferağa Medresesi Çay Bahçesi
On a fine day, sipping a çay in the gorgeous courtyard of this Sinan-designed medrese is a delight. Located close to both Aya Sofya and...
Ottoman Hotel Imperial, Caferiye Sokak 6/1 · interesting places nearby
One of a growing number of İstanbul restaurants specialising in so-called Ottoman palace cuisine, Matbah offers dishes that were devised centuries ago in the royal kitchens of Constantinople. The menu changes with the season and features unusual ingredients such as goose, quail, quince and molasses. Try the sailor's roll starter (seven cheeses wrapped in filo, fried and drizzled with honey).
The setting is attractive; the attentive staff is full of explanations about the historic dishes and there's live oud music on Friday and Saturday nights in summer.