Balat istanbul map
Istanbul balat map. Balat istanbul map (Turkey) to print. Balat istanbul map (Turkey) to download. Balat is the traditional Jewish quarter in the Fatih district of Istanbul. Balat is located on the European side of Istanbul, in the old city on the historic peninsula, on the western bank of the Golden Horn as its shown in balat istanbul map. (Another Istanbul neighborhood deeply associated with Jewish settlement is Kuzguncuk on the Asian shore.) The name Balat is probably derived from Greek palation (palace), from Latin palatium.
Balat is one of the oldest and most spectacular districts of Istanbul as its mentioned in balat istanbul map. The second you step foot along balat istanbul narrow cobbled streets and historic buildings, you sense an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in Istanbul, and indeed the world. The district of balat is genuinely hidden away a little bit, set past the shores of Eminönü along the Golden Horn.
Balat is a district that has traditionally been home to minorities in the city, with many Jewish families and Greek Orthodox families making it their homes as you can see in balat istanbul map. The stunning massive Fener Greek High School is still in operation in balat istanbul and you can see it from many different angles all over. Along the coast is a Bulgarian church, with iron castings manufactured in Vienna and a belfry tower that was a gift from Russia.