Jewish Culture – Galata And Balat
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 than the Jewish Museum of Turkey in the complexe of Neve Shalom also known as Quincentennial Foundation. Visit from outside the former Zulfaris Synagogue existed in 1671. Continuation to Balat District along the Golden Horn,residential area of Ottoman Jews where star of David still appears on the facades of some buildings. Visit the Ahrida Synagogue built in the 15th Century. Visit the Jewish Hospital Or Ahayim, free time in the street. Last visit to Haskoy district where was placed Oldies House and Haskoy Synagogue.