Discover the history & Judeo Spanish in Ottoman Empire

Under Bayezid II, the Jews of Spain, following in the footsteps of their ancestors emigrated to the Ottoman Empire. This is what yields a Jew in exile:
"Sultan Bayezid followed the path of his ancestors: it is good for children of Abraham and has not returned Otherwise, rejected of Spain, the memory of Israel after Judah had gone.. Sultan Bayezid, padischah Turkish informed abuse of the king of Spain against Jews and noting that they sought refuge, ordered his subordinates to accommodate them. "

Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

A full day to explore Istanbul, visit the racecourse of Constantinople considered the forum of the ancient city, Blue Mosque, covered with Iznik tiles, Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans, with a valuable collection of Chinese porcelain and Turkey, a treasure that reflects the wealth of the empire. Lunch Konyali famous restaurant inside the palace. Visit the Basilica of St. Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. Next stop at the famous Grand Bazaar. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Visit the Pera district which was one of the first areas inhabited by Jews, he remained one of the great buildings built by Barnathan family, a bourgeois family 19'me century. Continue with the steps of CAMONDO. This amazing staircase was donated to the municipality by the famous Galata bank Isaac Camondos the year 1870. Continue with the Jewish Museum
Open to the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Spanish Jews in the Ottoman Empire, the museum traces the history of this community who lived without experiencing discrimination in their new homeland. Maps, portraits of famous people, valuable documents are set out in this old Sephardic synagogue offered to the Earl of Camondos rich banker, but also patron, the late nineteenth century. Visit the Italyan synagogue, a small synagogue glued to walls of Galata. The synagogue, which opened in 1886, has a Gothic façade and a spectacular work of art with its marble staircases.
The current building dates from a century 19.eme ramplace ancient synagogue destroyed by fire.
Lunch and tour of the synagogue that was built by migrants Ahri (City Macedonia) 15 century Balat me. The Teva (prayer desk) is arc-shaped boat is the boat of Noah or in other boats is therefore Sephardic came from Spain during the Ottoman era.

From the early 15th century, the Ottoman authorities encouraged Jewish immigration and Rabbi Yitzhak Sarfati of Edirne launched his famous call to his fellow Central Europe'' to escape the torment that continues in these countries and come find security and prosperity in the Ottoman Empire.''
In 1492, when the Jews were expelled from Spain, and then Portugal, Sultan Bayezid II ordered the governors'' not deny Jews the right of entry or create their difficulties, but to receive them cordially. ..''.
Morning departure to Edirne The second capital of the Ottoman Empire one of the cities with its monument summarize the evolution of Ottoman art of the classical period in its heyday.
Arrival at Edirne visit the Selimiye Mosque in the great work of the architect Sinan and visit the Mosque of Uz Serefeli bazaar of Ali Pasa. South of Bazaar appointed Bedesten one enters the area inhabited by the Jewish community and it is the largest synagogue. Dinner and overnight in Edirne.

Morning departure for the Dardanelles. Crossing the Dardanelles by ferry. Lunch en route. Visit the famous ancient city of Troy, a city of Priam: Overnight in Canakkale.

Departure for Pergamon city where parchment was invented.Visit the Asclepion, a healing center dedicated to Asclepius, god of healing. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Pergamum and continuation of Izmir. Upon arrival at a city orientation tour will allow the traveler a great discovery in the city SmyrnaOvernight in Izmir.

Discovery of Jewish heritage begins with cortijo or lived Sephardic families. Continue with the house Sabbatia Zevi was born in Smyrna (Izmir) in a wealthy family of Andalusian origin. He was a student of Joseph Eskapha, the chief rabbi of Izmir from which he received a Bible education, Talmudic and cabalistic. At 18, he was already considered a great Kabbalist, the owners will recognize as Chacham (wise).Continuing with the street called Havra, which is located in the Jewish Quarter part of the project of Smyrna.Visit Synagogues: The Portuguese Synagogue, The Siege of Rabin Synagogue Beith Hilal; Synagogue Etz Ha-Haim, the Synagogue Algazi, Chevra Synagogue, Synagogue Signora, the Synagogue called Los Foresteros 'Orahim', the Shalom synagogues and synagogue Bikur.The Portuguese Synagogue, built by Jewish immigrants from Portugal after the Inquisition in Portugal. This synagogue with a marble portal decorated with marble columns was the heart of events led by Sabbatai Zevi. Continue with synagogues Synagogue Beith Hilal which was built by the family of Pallaci and Synagogues Etz Ha-Haim representing the tree of life 's, The Synagogue Algazi which is the best among these buildings built in 1724. Visit The synagogues Algazi the oldest and most beautiful building from the synagogues of the street Havra.Visite Siniora Synagogue, Shalom synagogue and Bikur Holim.Lunch on the street and free time Havra Kemeraltı.At the end of the afternoon meeting with the director of Izmir project on behalf of the Association of Sephardim Symirne: Mr. Nesim Bencoya.Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Departure for Ephesus, the largest of the Ionian cities Greco-Roman city. Visit the theater, library and town center with its marble track. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch at Ephesus. The day will be completed with a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus. Return to Izmir for dinner and overnight.

Transfer to the airport for the return flight.