BALAT
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Located in the Fatih district on the European side, Istanbul’s traditional Jewish quarter is famous for the fact that it has always boasted a mixed population of Muslims, Jews, and Christians. The winding streets, colorful houses, numerous synagogues, and Chora Church bear witness to the ethnic and cultural diversity that characterized Istanbul’s streets during the Ottoman Empire. You can still feel the flair of this period when you walk through Balat today. In recent years, an increasing number of artists have started moving to this area.

DISTRICT
Fatih
ADDRESS
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Tram T1 to Eminönü, then by taxi or bus
HIGHLIGHT TYPE
Neighborhood

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