have lived in eastern Thrace and Anatolia,
which is now Turkey, for over
on this page I've listed the most
interesting and accessible Jewish-interest
prepared these texts and photos in
1992 for the Quincentennial
of the 500th anniversary of the arrival
in the Ottoman
Empire of Sephardic Jews fleeing
the persecution of the Spanish Inquisition.
security reasons access to synagogues
is controlled. Individual
visitors on their own walking tours
will not be admitted.
permission to enter, make arrangements
in advance with the Chief
Rabbinate in Istanbul.
You may be asked to provide a photo
of your passport, and you may be
expected to make donations to the
places you visit. More...
You can download a 21-page Walking
Tour of Jewish Heritage Sites
in Turkey to
take with you on your travels.
of Count Abraham-Solomon