This lovely little building tucked away in the shadows of Aya Sofya was designed by Sinan on the orders of Cafer Ağa, Süleyman the...
Turkish Cultural Services Foundation
The historic Caferağa Medresesi is the home of the Turkish Cultural Services Foundation, which runs courses for locals and travellers in...
Running between the Topkapı Palace walls and Aya Sofya, this cobbled street is named after the Soğuk Çeşme (Cold Fountain) at its...
Caferağa Medresesi Çay Bahçesi
On a fine day, sipping a çay in the in the gorgeous courtyard of this Sinan-designed medrese near Topkapı Palace is a delight. Located...
It goes against the grain for us to recommend a place that is so outrageously overpriced (TL7 for a glass of tea!), but we do so because...
Ottoman Imperial Hotel, 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 first devised in the palace kitchens between the 13th and 19th centuries. The menu changes with the season and features unusual ingredients such as goose. Surrounds are attractive, the staff are attentive and there's live oud music on Friday and Saturday nights.