Jewish Museum of Turkey5
Why locals love it
This place is relatively unknown, even amongst locals. Zülfaris Synagogue dates back to 1671, but was closed in 1985 due to lack of community support. These days it functions as a Jewish museum.
Why you should visit it
Come here to learn about the history and life of the Sephardi Jews who, in 1492, were expelled from Spain by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, and welcomed into Ottoman Empire territories by Sultan Bayezid II.
Remember to check the opening days and times before you visit as it’s closed on religious holidays.
Jewish Museum of Turkeyİstanbul, Türkiye