Caferağa Medresesi

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Caferağa Medresesi information

Location
Istanbul , Turkey
Address
Soğukkuyu Çıkmazı 5, off Caferiye Sokak
Telephone
+90 212 513 3601
Getting there
Tram: Sultanahmet
More information
www.tkhv.org
Opening hours
9am-7pm Tue-Sun
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This lovely little building tucked away in the shadow of Aya Sofya was designed by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan on the orders of Cafer Ağa, Süleyman the Magnificent's chief black eunuch. Built in 1560 as a school, it now houses a cultural organisation that teaches and promotes traditional Turkish handicrafts. The courtyard is home to the pleasant Caferağa Medresesi Çay Bahçesi tea garden.