Private Tour 2 – The Quincentennial Of Sepharads – Galata And Ortaköy
Full Day With Lunch Included
Start after breakfast for a tour in GALATA,the centuries- old Jewish neigborhood with it’s famous tower built by Genoese.
Visit to NEVE SHALOM “Oasis of Peace” Synagogue, the biggest sephardic Synagogue in İstanbul. The Synagogue is beautiful with it’s strong dome carrying a chandelier of 8 tons,coloured glasses,wooden structures and marble sections.Continuation to the only active Ashkenazi Synagogue founded by Jews of Austrian origin in 1900. Stop at OR YOM (Old Age Home) also known as old Alliance School,possibility to meet members of the community. Lunch in terrace of Old Age Home where you have a panoramic view of the city. During the visit the Botton Apartments where a famous Jewish family lived in 1900’s will be visited from outside.
Drive to Karakoy District where we can see the heritages of Camondo Family and the Camondo Stairs. We will visit also the Jewish Museum of Turkey located in the complexe of Neve Shalom building, known as Quincentennial Foundation. Visit from outside the former Zulfaris Synagogue existed in 1671.
Continuation to Ortaköy ,first disembark point of the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. Visit of the Etz Ahayim Synagogue , also a center of jewish youth education Talmud Torah is placed. Stop at Ulus Parc where you have a beatiful view of the Bosphorus and two intercontinental bridges. The visit will be finished at the Jewish Cemetery where the martryrs of Neve Shalom are buried.