Caferağa Medresesi

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Caferağa Medresesi information

Location
Istanbul , Turkey
Address
Soğukkuyu Çıkmazı 5, off Caferiye Sokak
Getting there
Tram: Sultanahmet
More information
www.tkhv.org
Opening hours
8.30am-5pm
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This lovely little building tucked away in the shadows of Aya Sofya was designed by Sinan on the orders of Cafer Ağa, Süleyman the Magnificent's chief black eunuch. Built in 1560 as a school, it is now home to a cultural organisation teaching and promoting traditional Turkish handicrafts. The courtyard is home to the pleasant Caferağa Medresesi Çay Bahçesi .