Ottoman-Turkish Calligraphy Workshop in Istanbul - in Istanbul - LikeALocal Guide

Ottoman-Turkish Calligraphy Workshop in Istanbul


72 EUR

Ottoman-Turkish calligraphy, also known as Arabic calligraphy, is the art of writing, and by extension, of bookmaking. Calligraphy is an especially revered form of Islamic art since it was the primary means for the preservation of the Qur’an.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Italian,
  • Russian,
  • French,
  • Japanese


  • Learn Ottoman-Turkish calligraphy in a fun hands-on workshop

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Ottoman-Turkish calligraphy is associated with geometric Islamic art on the walls and ceilings of mosques, as well as on the page.

Contemporary artists in the Islamic world draw on the heritage of calligraphy by using calligraphic inscriptions or abstractions in their work.

The first to gain popularity was the Kufic script – an angular script made of short vertical strokes, long horizontal strokes and bold, compact circles.

The Diwani script is a cursive style of Arabic calligraphy that was developed during the reign of the early Ottomans (16th–early 17th century). It was invented by Housam Roumi and reached its height of popularity under Süleyman I the Magnificent.

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What’s included & not included

  • Guidance and assistance in English
  • Workshop area
  • All necessary equipment

Meeting point

İshakpaşa Caddesi 6, Cankurtaran, Sultanahmet

This operator has 39 reviews for other tours


Simply amazing!
This is what you call an actual dervish ceremony. The one you see at bosphorus tours is just for fun. This was actually spiritual. Loved it.
This is definitely worth your time and money. An enchanting spectacle and unusual unforgettable music.
Great trip
Our guide was a sweetheart! I was travelling with my mom and the guide was very attentive to her, which made it an easy and memorable trip. He also definitely knows a lot about the city and told us a great deal about Istanbul while we were on the island. This is perfect for companies of 3-5 people. Excellent experience!
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72 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
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Tour operated by: Şengüler Tourism-Hakan