Quarters of the city are created by combining many elements, colors, cultures, languages, and religions and they influence each other. On this interesting tour, we will visit Galata, an important quarter of the Jewish minority, which is part of the cultural mosaic of Istanbul, of which we are proud, and we will listen to their memories and stories. At the center of our story will be Christians and Levantines who once lived in these neighborhoods together with Jews.

Places to visit:

  • Galata Tower and square
  • Serdar Ekrem Street and Krym English Church
  • Jewish Museum and Neve Shalom Synagogue
  • Podesta building of the ruler of Genoa
  • Church of St. Pierre Han
  • Ashkenazi Tailors Synagogue (Scneidertemple Art Centre)
  • British Naval Hospital
  • Raymondo D’Aronco Laleli fountain
  • Austrian Ashkenazim Synagogue
  • The old Hamursuz bakery…

Stimulating wanderings will be followed by a break for lunch, which is not included in the entrance fee.

After the break, we take a look:

  • Ottoman Bank
  • underground mosque
  • Karaköy district
  • Russian roofed church
  • old inns in Karaköy
  • Fatih Bedesten Mosque
  • Karaköy Arap

and many other buildings on our way…

The program will also include a view of the Galata Tower, which offers a magnificent view of the skyline of Istanbul in the palm of your hand. There is also a cafe with a restaurant in the tower. There is no ascent to the tower as part of the tour, those interested in climbing the tower can come to the meeting place an hour earlier and use that time to climb up together with the guide until the arrival of the other participants.

Some of the buildings on our itinerary may not always be accessible as they do not qualify as museums.

Tour type: on foot

Meeting time: Sunday at 9:45 a.m

End of the tour: at 17:00


  • Guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture
  • Headphones with language mutations
  • Drinks during the tour