Istanbul Jewish Heriatage Day Tour is a private tour,everyday departure for minimum two person. Know the story of the Turkish Jews who were deported from Spain in 1492 and are now living in Turkey for more than 500 years in peace and harmony. The museum building, formerly known as Zülfaris Synagogue, was restored and remodelled to suit a museum. There is evidence that this synagogue existed in 1671, and its foundations suggest that another structure was built during the colony of the Republic of Genoa.It was recorded as \\\\\\\"Holy Sinavi (Synagogue) in Galata\\\\\\\" or \\\\\\\"Kal Kadoş Galata\\\\\\\", it was called as \\\\\\\"Zulfaris\\\\\\\" which is thought to have derived from the Persian word \\\\\\\"Zülf-ü Arus\\\\\\\", meaning \\\\\\\"the fringe of a bride\\\\\\\". However the actual building was re-erected over its original foundations presumably in the early 19th century, probably in 1823
Details of Istanbul Jewish Heriatage Day Tour
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Between 08:00 - 08:30 AM pick up from your hotel by private minivan and guide then our tour starts with atour of Galata, the centuries-old Jewish neighborhood with its famous tower built by the Genoese. You may go to Neve Shalom Synagogue or Ashkenaz Synagogue, depends on their availability. Drive to Balat along the Golden Horn, a residential area of the Ottoman Jews where the “Star of David” still appears on the facades of some buildings. Proceed to Ahrida Synagogue, built in the 15th century, and the Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim) which you can view from outside. Then go to the Zülfaris Jewish Museum of the Quincentennial Foundation and the “Oldies House” at Hasköy. After that, pass by the Jewish Cemetery where the martyrs of Neve Shalom are buried. Stop at Ortaköy, where the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain disembarked in 1942. Your last stop would be Etz Ahayim Synagogue.
Istanbul Jewish Heriatage Day Tour is a private tour, everyday departure for minimum two person.
Includes of Istanbul Jewish Heriatage Day Tour
- Hotel pick-up
- Hotel drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Donations to synagogues
- English speaking guide
Excludies of Istanbul Jewish Heriatage Day Tour
- Drinks with lunch
- Personal expenses
Pick-up and Drop-off Details of Istanbul Jewish Heriatage Day Tour
- 10:00 AM pick-up from your hotel
- 16:00 PM drop you to your hotel.