Synagogues in Istanbul Private Walking Tour, Türkiye
On this tour, we walk the picturesque streets of these three districts along the Golden Horn: Galata, Haskoy and Balat, and the Museum of Turkish Jews.
- Walk with a private guide
- Discover Ashkenazi Synagogue in Karaköy district, Neve Shalom Synagogue in Galata district, Ahrida Synagogue in Balat
- Learn about Quincentennial Museum of Turkish Jews
- Enjoy Istanbul Galata District
- 5-hour Guide Service
- Entrance Fee
- Personal Expenses
- Public transportation
Early Jewish communities in Istanbul were settled mainly in Haskoy, on the banks of the Golden Horn. The later arriving Jews - expelled from Spain and Portugal - were settled in Balat, where a Jewish community already existed. In the 19th century, many Turkish Jews preferred to move to the new, western-looking Galata district, and built several synagogues.