Turkish Handicrafts Exhibition for free

Turkish handicrafts exhibition for free

Turkish handicraft exhibition Istanbul by TKHV

Turkish handicraft exhibition Istanbul by TKHV
Everyone who is interested to see, or even make, Turkish handicrafts in Istanbul should take a look at this hidden gem. The Caferaga Medresesi is a center for education with focus on Turkish handicrafts, the name Medresesi refers to the label for educational institution during the Ottoman period, Medresseh. Since a mere 15 years this special school, which was built in 1559, is a touristic centre run by the Turkish Cultural Service Foundation showing a broad variation of Turkish Handicrafts. Spread over 15 exhibition and class rooms, a big salon and a garden handicrafts like marbling, ceramics, jewelry or calligraphy are shown, but also taught, made and sold. Meaning besides being taught how to make traditional handicrafts in workshops or buy some of them, it is also possible to just visit the exhibits and enjoy a drink - like the typical Turkish tea cay - in the calm garden. 

And besides being free the Caferaga Medresesi is just a few steps down from the Hagia Sophia, what makes it an easy must for everybody doing sightseeing in the historical area of Istanbul.

DIRECTIONS
Tram T1, Stop Sultanahmet or Gülhane
Caferaga MedresesiCankurtaran Mh., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul
Open Tue-Sun 09:00-19:00, free entry.

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