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Balat, Istanbul

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Basic Information

Location 41° 1′ 58.08″ N, 28° 56′ 44.16″ E
Country Turkey
City Istanbul

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.2ndavedeli.com/
Geographical Coordinates 41.03272,28.94555


Summary

Balat is the traditional Jewish quarter in the Fatih district of Istanbul. It is located on the European side of Istanbul, in the old city on the historic peninsula, on the western bank of the Golden Horn. (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, after the nearby Palace of Blachernae.


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