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Balat

4.2/5
26 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
Liked by 2
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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What people are saying:

Those who like ruins, specialty cafes and beautiful photos must not miss it. Beautiful little houses, cozy little streets, boutiques and cafes, locals sitting on the street, children playing and lazy kittens. Everything is peaceful and harmonious. To truly understand a city, you should experience this type of community. Recommended attractions: Red Umbrella Street, Greek Orthodox College and Observation Platform, Ruin Street, Rainbow Stairs.

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  • Petro S
    Petro S
    Kyiv, Ukraine
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    Waste of time if you are not looking for Adrenalin

    Waste of time if you are not looking for Adrenalin: it’s a shady poor neighbourhood of Istanbul - in my opinion really dangerous area.... The colourful buildings that we came to see appeared to be rea...

    Reviewed on /Date(1607044377000+0800)/
  • RamonaGuide
    RamonaGuide
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    Balat with Öner, licensed Tour Guide

    Balat with Öner, licensed Tour Guide I had a great half day tour in Balat, the Fatih district that used to be the traditional Jewish quarter of Istanbul, with a private guide. Balat is considered c...

    Reviewed on /Date(1606254792000+0800)/
  • AsayelH
    AsayelH
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    The area was so beautiful, there is some wall paint, and they have more special coffee shops and different than the other in turkey. But we upset due to the beggars who ask you to go to the something ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604859260000+0800)/
  • Foodie999999999
    Foodie999999999
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    Really cool area of Istanbul

    We loved exploring the streets, all beautifuk coloured houses, coffee shops and resturants. Really cheap affordable food and such a great vibe. Lots of bakeries, small shops. It is so different to the...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603050798000+0800)/
  • Mamun K
    Mamun K
    London, England
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    Hmm a cool place to walk but nothing else to see or do

    This place is cool, kind of like the Shoreditch of Istanbul. The buildings are run down but it's quite a funky place! The road with all the cafes is cool and there are some colourful steps and buil...

    Reviewed on /Date(1601801459000+0800)/

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