Discover the Art of Turkish Mosaic Lamp Making

Dive into the vibrant world of Turkish mosaic lamps with our engaging and creative workshop in Istanbul. This hands-on experience allows you to craft your own beautiful mosaic lamp, a perfect keepsake of your time in Turkey. Enjoy the blend of artistry and tradition in a fun, interactive environment.

History of Turkish Mosaic Lamps

Turkish mosaic lamps are a significant part of Turkish culture and art, known for their intricate designs and vibrant colors. This art form dates back centuries, originating in the Ottoman Empire, where these lamps were used to decorate homes, palaces, and mosques. The lamps are made using small, colored glass pieces that are meticulously arranged to create stunning patterns. Each lamp is a testament to the craftsmanship and artistic heritage of Turkey.

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Why Attend the Turkish Mosaic Lamp Workshop?

  • Cultural Immersion: Learn the traditional Turkish art of mosaic lamp making, a beautiful aspect of Turkish craftsmanship.
  • Interactive Experience: Get hands-on experience in creating your own mosaic lamp using authentic materials.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from the instruction of skilled artisans who will guide you through each step of the process.
  • Unique Souvenir: Take home your own handcrafted mosaic lamp as a unique memento of your visit to Istanbul.

What’s Included

  • Workshop Admission: Entry to the Turkish mosaic lamp workshop.
  • Materials: All necessary materials and tools for creating your mosaic lamp, including glass pieces and a lamp base.
  • Guided Instruction: Step-by-step guidance from experienced artisans.
  • Refreshments: Enjoy complimentary Turkish tea and water during the workshop.
  • Finished Product: Take home your handcrafted mosaic lamp.

Detailed Program

  1. Introduction: Start with an introduction to the history and cultural significance of Turkish mosaic lamps.
  2. Design Selection: Choose your lamp design and select your glass pieces.
  3. Crafting the Lamp: Learn the techniques of placing the glass pieces and creating the mosaic pattern under the guidance of skilled artisans.
  4. Lamp Assembly: Assemble your mosaic pieces into the lamp base.
  5. Finishing Touches: Complete your lamp with finishing touches and let it dry.

Optimal Times to Attend

The workshop is available year-round and is perfect for any time of the year.


Workshop Times

Daily: The workshop takes place every day at 09:00, 12:00, and 15:00.


Ticket Options

Adult Ticket (14-99): €28,50 per person
Child Ticker (0-13): €27,50 per person

Important Information

Not Allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know Before You Go

  • Workshop is conducted in English.
  • Visit the restroom before the workshop begins

Key Informations about Mosaic Lamp Workshop

The meeting point for the private Turkish Coffee Workshop is Hafiz Mustafa 1864. Look for the historical building with the „Hafiz Mustafa 1864“ sign. Meet the guide just inside the entrance.

Address: Hobyar, Ankara Cd. 197-181, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

  • By Tram: Take tram T1 to Sultanahmet Tram Station, a short walk from the venue.
  • By Metro: Take the M2 line to Vezneciler Metro Station, then walk to the venue.
  • By Bus: Various bus lines stop near Sultanahmet, followed by a short walk to the venue.
  • Comfortable Seating: Enjoy a relaxed environment with comfortable seating.
  • Restrooms: Convenient restrooms available.
  • Cultural Displays: Explore displays about Turkish coffee and fortune telling traditions.
  • Arrive Early: Arrive 15 minutes early to settle in and meet your instructor.
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable clothing suitable for a workshop environment.
  • No Photography: Respect the workshop environment by refraining from photography during the sessions.

FAQs about the Turkish Mosaic Lamp Workshop

The price includes entry to the workshop, all materials and tools for creating the mosaic lamp, guided instruction, refreshments, and the finished lamp.

Children aged 13 and younger can attend with a ticket. Infants (0-1) can attend for free.

Yes, the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Photography is not allowed during the workshop to maintain an immersive experience.

The workshop takes place daily at 09:00, 12:00, and 15:00.

This workshop combines the traditional art of Turkish mosaic lamp making with a hands-on crafting experience, offering a unique cultural activity.

There is no specific dress code, but comfortable clothing is recommended.

The workshop lasts for approximately 3 hours.

Take tram T1 to Sultanahmet, metro M2 to Vezneciler, or various buses to Sultanahmet, followed by a short walk.

Yes, the workshop is suitable for special occasions. Please contact the venue for special arrangements.

Yes, complimentary Turkish tea and water are provided during the workshop.

Pets and smoking are not allowed.

The workshop is conducted in English, and it’s recommended to visit the restroom before the workshop begins.

The workshop is limited to a small group of 10 participants to ensure a personalized experience.