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...
Commissioned by Justinian in the 540s, this Byzantine church is almost exactly as old as its near neighbour, Aya Sofya. Used as an...
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...
One of a growing number of İstanbul restaurants specialising in so-called 'Ottoman Palace Cuisine', Matbah offers dishes that were first...
Soğukkuyu Çıkmazı 5, off Caferiye Sokak · interesting places nearby
Caferağa Medresesi information
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 .