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Arts & Religion Walk

  • 10 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 - 14:30
  • Beyoğlu - (Details will be provided to registrants)


Join us for a special insider's view into multi-cultural Istanbul starting at the grand Ashkenazi Synagogue in Galata with its unique arches and rosette windows and  its dome decorated with Stars of David,  a rare opportunity to visit this lovely building, not open to the public.

Next up Galata's back streets and into a small garden with ducks, we will visit the Anglican Church (since 1582) run by the parish Father Ian, and a look at the wonderful contemporary icons painted by Scottish Artist Mungo McCosh. A world in it's own.

After lunch, we will take a ferry up the Golden Horn to the third most sacred mosque in Islam housing a spectacular 15th cent. İznik tiled wall in it's courtyard. Again, a dive into a completely different world, all part of this cities life.


For security reasons, and for entrance to the Synagogue, we have to collect full names, nationalities and passport numbers from registrants and provide these in advance to the Synagogue Security before our visit.

Please send by email a copy of your passport details to Monica Fritz (0535.675 6491) latest by 11AM, Tuesday, 8th October. 

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Contact Monica directly with any questions to this matter.

ID/Passport must be presented on day of the visit. Guests will not be permitted on this occasion.

There will be an extra fee of 25TL for the synagogue as it will be opened just for this program. This amount will be collected from each registrant on the day of the program.

Entrance to the synagogue and lunch are not included in the price.


If for any reason you are unable to attend, please note that the deadline for cancellation (via email to is 48 hours prior to the Event - otherwise, payment will be due for the event and the fee for the synagogue.  Please respect our policy - a reservation made is a reservation paid. Thanks for your understanding.

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