Balat district In Istanbul

UNESCO has helped protect and revive the Balat neighborhood because it contains large archaeological monuments and has included it in its World Heritage List.

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06-07-2022
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Balat neighborhood is located in the Fatih district in the European part of Istanbul. 

This neighborhood is due to the excessive interest of the municipality, and also for the presence of several very old religious temples such as synagogues, churches, and Orthodox schools.

UNESCO has helped protect and revive the Balat neighborhood because it contains large archaeological monuments and has included it in its World Heritage List.

Phanar Greek Orthodox College

The Turkish residents were also interested in improving the area and providing suitable services for tourists, such as popular cafes and restaurants with distinctive and different designs. 

Balat neighborhood is considered a smaller area than the Kadikoy area on the Asian side.


 

The name of the neighborhood came from the word “palace” in Greek, and the reason is that it is close to the famous Blaherna Palace in the Fatih area


 

The special places in the Balat neighborhood of Istanbul


Chora. Museum

Chora. Museum

This museum was an old church and dates back to the Byzantine era until it was converted into a mosque and then turned into a museum. It is characterized by the presence of six domes and contains a number of antiques and distinctive archaeological icons.

sultan yavuz selim mousqe

Mosque of sultan yavuz selim

An ancient mosque characterized by its magnificent architectural style, which was built in the sixteenth century during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent

 

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