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Galata Jewish District Walking Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $56 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00am - 1:00pm

  • Starting Location

    Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul.

  • Price Includes

    Pick up transfer to/from your hotel in Istanbul; Guided walking tour of Galata; Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach; Professional English-speaking tour guide.

Highlights

  • Walk in Galata and find yourself immersed in this amazing culture full of life.
  • Hear amazing stories of locals such as Abram Kamondo, whose heritage is now part of today's tour.
  • You will visit major Synagogues, Jewish Museum, Jewish Apartments, along with other major Jewish sites.

Trip Info

For more than 1000 years Istanbul has been home to a vibrant Jewish community. After the Turkish conquest of Istanbul, Sultan Mehmet II encouraged immigration to re-populate the city. Over half a million Jews persecuted in Spain and Portugal were encouraged to establish themselves within the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire. In Istanbul, the new immigrants settled mostly near Galata – a quarter on the northern bank of the Golden Horn – where a Jewish community had existed since the early days of the Ottoman Era in Istanbul.

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