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Magic Bosphorus Free Walking Tour

Your Guru: Hevi
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  • İstanbul
  • Available in Spanish
  • 3 hours y 30 minutes

About the Guru

My name is Hevi, I have lived here for 12 years, I know the city very well. I try to make the tour in a more fun way. I can only take you to the most typical and interesting places here.

My name is Hevi, I have lived here for 12 years, I know the city very well. I try to make the tour in a more fun way. I can only take you to the most typical and interesting places here.

About the Tour

The Balat neighborhood is located on the sixth hill of the peninsula that made up the ancient Constantinople, between the Fener neighborhood, populated mainly by Greeks, and the Byzantine walls. It should be borne in mind that the Jewish population of Istanbul never formed ghettos but lived scattered inside and outside the walls, sharing the urban space with Christians, Greeks or Armenians, and Muslims. Logically there were several synagogues and next to the Armenian cemetery of Edirnekapi, outside the walls, the Hebrews had theirs. The city ended at the walls, on the other side were cemeteries and orchards. It will be precisely near the Edirnekapi, the Gate of Adrianople, where Pierre Loti will search and find the tomb of his beloved Aziyadé to

take it as a souvenir for your living room in France.

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Most of the Ottoman Jews came from Spain and Portugal, which, after the expulsion, adopted the name Sephardim, that is, from the Iberian Peninsula referred to as Sepharad. Willy Sperco states that about 200,000 arrived and that they were fairly well accepted at the court of Bayezid II (1481-1512) (2).

The ones we have on this Tour; ✅

1. The church of San Salvador de Chora

2. The palace of Blanquernea

3.The Greek Orthodox College ((also known as Red Castle),

5.Fener Greek Patriarchate

6. The Walls of Constantinople

7. The church of St. Mary of the Mongols

8. Vodina Street, which is the main artery

9. İncir ağacı Kahvesi (a photographic point)

and much more ...

The old streets, alternative shops, modern cafes, and the restoration of wooden houses

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: See you at the SultanAhmet (tram) stop

Tour Schedule

  • Fri, 29 Jan
    11:00
  • Sat, 30 Jan
    11:00
  • Sun, 31 Jan
    11:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (35)

Rocío 11 months

Fue genial!! Hevi muy atento, nos dio mucha información, nos ayudo con las compras de cosas típicas de allí, tomamos té y nos dedico todo el tiempo necesario. Muchas gracias.

Patricia 11 months

Hevi nos llevó por el barrio de Balat y nos gustó mucho, tanto el barrio como las explicaciones. Habla muy bien español y es muy amable.

Karen herrera 11 months

Monica 11 months

Muy buena experiencia con Hevi. Nos llevo a conocer otra zona de Estambul a la que hubiese sido bastante difícil llegar sin su ayuda. Siempre bien predispuesto, nos explico todo y nos mostró increíbles vistas de la ciudad. Lo súper recomiendo!

Estafana Borges 12 months

Un Chico simpatico y muy respetuoso Garcias

4.6(35) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

4.6(35) Ratings