Balat

Where is Balat?

Balat is the shore of Golden Horn in the Fatih district of İstanbul. The Sephardic Jows who expelled from Spain were accepted with open arms by the Ottomans and setted in same part of the city. Balat became a centre for the regilious minorities of İstanbul. There, mosques, churches and synagogues can be seen side by side as if a living proof of the praternity of religion. Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror granted privileges to the Christian and Jewish rituals free of intervention. Those priveges are considered to be fine examples of Ottoman tolerance, and helped to keep the Christian community in the city.
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How to Go Balat?

You can walk the shore of sea to Eminönü for going Balat after get off Ayvansaray station of the Metrobus.
You can use Public Buses.
İETT Şehir otobüsleri - Balat

Places where next to Balat

The Synagogues of BalatThere is still triving Jewish community living in Balat. Two of their synagogues are on the Vodina Street, and the first one to visit is Çana Synagogue ,was built by Jews expelled from Spain.The Ahrida Synagogue is on the same road though, it was built by Jews who emigrated from Macedonia. The third synagogue is the Yanbol Synagogue which is situated on the Düriye Street, a street crossing the main road, was build by the Jews who emigrated from Bulgaria.
Also along the shores of Haliç is the Or-Ahayim Hospital which has attractive architectural features and was built as a Jewish hospital in1896.
Walking Next to hospital to Eminönü, you can see Church of the Stephen of the Bulgars in Balat, is made of cast iron.
If not go, you should go to Molla Aşkı Culture Park from Balat, has very nice sightseeing.

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    You can go to Balat by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Balat Peron Bus Station - Fatih - 0,13 km
    On Way Number
    35D - KOCAMUSTAFAPAŞA - BALAT

    You can go to Balat by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Balat Bus Station - Fatih - 0,21 km
    On Way Number
    33ES - ESENLER GIYIMKENT - ATIŞALANI - EMINÖNÜ
    36CE - CEBECI MAHALLESI - EMINÖNÜ
    41Y - AYAZAĞAKÖYÜ - KAĞITHANE - YENIKAPI
    44B - HAMIDIYE MAHALLESI - EMINÖNÜ
    48E - GÖKTÜRK - EMINÖNÜ
    55T - GAZIOSMANPAŞA - TAKSIM
    99 - AKŞEMSETTIN MAHALLESI - EMINÖNÜ
    99A - GAZIOSMANPAŞA - EMINÖNÜ
    99Y - YEŞILPINAR MAHALLESI - EMINÖNÜ
    399B - GÜZELTEPE - EMINÖNÜ
    399C - ESENTEPE MAHALLESI - EMINÖNÜ
    1453 - MINIATÜRK - PANORAMA 1453 - MINIATÜRK

    You can go to Balat by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Balat Hastanesi Bus Station - Fatih - 0,27 km
    On Way Number
    33ES - ESENLER GIYIMKENT - ATIŞALANI - EMINÖNÜ
    36CE - CEBECI MAHALLESI - EMINÖNÜ
    41Y - AYAZAĞAKÖYÜ - KAĞITHANE - YENIKAPI
    44B - HAMIDIYE MAHALLESI - EMINÖNÜ
    48E - GÖKTÜRK - EMINÖNÜ
    55T - GAZIOSMANPAŞA - TAKSIM
    99 - AKŞEMSETTIN MAHALLESI - EMINÖNÜ
    99A - GAZIOSMANPAŞA - EMINÖNÜ
    99Y - YEŞILPINAR MAHALLESI - EMINÖNÜ
    399B - GÜZELTEPE - EMINÖNÜ
    399C - ESENTEPE MAHALLESI - EMINÖNÜ
    1453 - MINIATÜRK - PANORAMA 1453 - MINIATÜRK

    You can go to Balat by Metrobus.
    The Nearest Metrobus Station
    AYVANSARAY Metrobus Station - Eyüp - 0,81 km
    On Way Number
    34G - AVCILAR-SÖGÜTLÜÇESME
    34A - EDIRNEKAPI - SÖGÜTLÜÇESME METROBÜSÜ
    34 - AVCILAR-ZINCIRLIKUYU

    You can go to Balat by Metrobus.
    The Nearest Metrobus Station
    AYVANSARAY Metrobus Station - Eyüp - 0,81 km
    On Way Number
    34G - AVCILAR-SÖGÜTLÜÇESME
    34A - EDIRNEKAPI - SÖGÜTLÜÇESME METROBÜSÜ
    34 - AVCILAR-ZINCIRLIKUYU

    You can go to Balat by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    EDİRNEKAPI Tram Station - Topkapı - 1,01 km
    On Way Number
    T4 - TOPKAPI - HABİBLER

    You can go to Balat by Metrobus.
    The Nearest Metrobus Station
    EDIRNEKAPI Metrobus Station - Fatih - 1,34 km
    On Way Number
    34G - AVCILAR-SÖGÜTLÜÇESME
    34A - EDIRNEKAPI - SÖGÜTLÜÇESME METROBÜSÜ
    34 - AVCILAR-ZINCIRLIKUYU

    You can go to Balat by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    ŞEHİTLİK Tram Station - Eyüp - 1,53 km
    On Way Number
    T4 - TOPKAPI - HABİBLER

    You can go to Balat by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    DEMİRKAPI Tram Station - Bayrampaşa - 1,72 km
    On Way Number
    T4 - TOPKAPI - HABİBLER

    You can go to Balat by Subway.
    The Nearest Subway Station
    TOPKAPI-ULUBATLI Subway Station - Fatih - 1,84 km
    On Way Number
    M1 - AKSARAY - HAVAALANI METRO

    You can go to Balat by Subway.
    The Nearest Subway Station
    Vatan Topkapı Ulubatlı Metro İstasyonu Subway Station - Fatih - 1,84 km
    On Way Number
    M1A - YENİKAPI-ATATÜRK HAVAALANI
    M1B - YENİKAPI-KİRAZLI METRO

    You can go to Balat by Subway.
    The Nearest Subway Station
    Emniyet-Fatih Metro İstasyonu Subway Station - Fatih - 1,97 km
    On Way Number
    M1A - YENİKAPI-ATATÜRK HAVAALANI
    M1B - YENİKAPI-KİRAZLI METRO

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