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Center for Turkish Arts

The Caferaga Medresseh has quite the pedigree as a center of learning: It dates all the way back to 1559, when the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire, Mimar Sinan, built it during the rule of Sulëyman the Magnificent. Revamped in the late 1980s by the Turkish Cultural Service Foundation, the facility now offer a wonderful array of classes and workshops on traditional Turkish painting, beading, calligraphy, dollmaking, weaving, and other homegrown crafts. You can also enjoy some classic Turkish refreshments and purchase artwork and other souvenirs in the gift shop.

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