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Fener and Balat the local and authentic Istanbul

  • İstanbul
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru ISTANBULHONESTGUIDE

Dear travelers Welcome to Istanbul! My name is Nur I am an explorer and knowledgeable of this great city. Join me in a great adventure to know the secret spots, to know the culture and history of Turkey. I will teach you secret passages, the best authentic food of Turkey, I will take you shopping and I will inform you about Islam, solve your doubts and much more with the be... More »

Dear travelers Welcome to Istanbul! My name is Nur I am an explorer and knowledgeable of this great city. Join me in a great adventure to know the secret spots, to know the culture and history of Turkey. I will teach you secret passages, the best authentic food of Turkey, I will take you shopping and I will inform you about Islam, solve your doubts and much more with the best local and honest guide of Istanbul. *** Recommendations *** Please confirm your assistance ****Tour without confirmation will be cancel previously to give space to others*** If you can not join cancel a day before or send me a message *** My information is in the profile***Ask me for islamic tours.

About the tour

Fener and Balat two of the oldest districts of Istanbul, known in history as the first jewish quarter. Greeks christian orthodoxs, kurdish, refugees and a variety of ethnic minorities. Show us the beautiful and colorful mansions from 18 century which try to renew and survive with their beautiful cafes, bohemians and vintage boutiques maintaining their authenticity.

At first sight in a poor neighborhood, but when the contrast is discovered in its streets, you get excited by figuring out İts life which turn you back into the nostalgic years 60s and 70s.

What we will see:

* A spectacular view of the golden horn

* The Greek Orthodox College

* Greek Patriarchate of Fener

* Aya yorgi or Saint George

* Cafes hipsters, bohemians

* Antique stores

* Old mansions

* Synagogues

* Filming places for famous turkish videoclips

Note:

*** The tour lasts 3 hours, it is an intense tour and physical effort, we will climb it is a very large neighborhood and it is easy to get lost.

*** Go with an open mind to see everything. Additionally, if you like animals you can bring water and / or food for dogs and cats. There nobody takes care of them.

*** Have İstanbulkart to be transported.

You dare? Well, let's go to Balat!

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Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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Ratings (6)

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Lourdes

2 days ago

Interesante y ameno. Conoces una zona diferente y difícil de descubrir por tu cuenta. A Nur le gusta su trabajo y sabe de lo que habla. Totalmente recomendable.

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Carlos

5 days ago

Buen tour, sitio precioso y buena guia, combinación perfecta para disfrutar de un Istambul menos popular.

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Manuel Velasquez

5 days ago

Definitivamente fue magnífico desde el punto de comunicación previó al tour hasta el último minuto, Nur fue amable y llena de información valiosa, la conversación fue amena y los puntos de interés claves para saber cada detalle , nosotros hicimos dos toures con ella y estuvimos desde la mañana hasta pasada la tarde, llenándonos de información sobre esta bella ciudad .

Nur muchas gracias !!!!

Manuel y Ángel

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JENNIFER

1 month ago

Un hermoso y colorido lugar lleno de historia balat y Fener. Volveré otra vez.

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Jorgelina

1 month ago

Tour excelente. Balat y Fener únicos. Cada lugar que nos llevó Nur impresionantes. Además destacar la excelente predisposición de la guía y todo su conocimiento. Sabe mucho y lo explica con entusiasmo. Gracias!

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Daniela

2 months ago

Hemos visitado Balat con Nur y ha sido sorprendente. Los cafes, las historias que hay detras de una autentica Estambul. Muy buenas explicaciones y muy amable y atenta la guia. Recomendadisimo.


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