Walking Tour in
All Year Round
What to visit
Galata Bridge, Beyoglu, Pera,
Tour of "Red Light District"
Since the 1870s ,
prostituierte has thrived in Istanbul Beyoglu district, which houses Kadem and its sister street, Zurafa. For five decades, an Armenian businesswoman, Matild Manukyan, ran an empire of Beyoglu brothels that netted her an estimated $4 million annually until her death in 2001. Sunday, the last day of rest before the workweek, always brought her particularly brisk business.
With Manukyans death
,the city lost not only a substantial source of revenue (she reportedly paid $1.2 million in taxes in 1992), but also a good half-dozen of its best-known brothels. Her son, an engineer, closed her properties.
It is little known ,
In the early twentieth century, Istanbul was a center for prostitution for its role in the TRAFFIC WHITE WOMAN. Newly founded Turkish Republic regulated prostitution was transformed in the urban geographies of Istanbul in the 1920s and 1930s.
By the 1860s,A French visitor to Odessa wrote that Jews there were responsible for a white slavery market in Russian women to Turkey. This is feasible, especially since we know that Jewish brothel-keepers were already in place at the other end in Constantinople. The 1889 census shows that Jewish women ran 30 of 36 licensed brothels in Kherson province, where Odessa was located. In 1908 the American consul there claimed that the whole business of prostitution is almost exclusively in the hands of Jews.
The neighborhood of Galata ,
located on a steep hump of land north of the Golden Horn and historic peninsula, actually sits on the earliest foundations of the city, dating, as far as present-day archaeologists can tell, to Greek and Roman times
( Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are
due to extra entry )
the largest covered narket in the world with more than 60 streets and
4.000 shops, where you may find in a authentic oriental atmosphere all
kind of gifts, leather clothing,rugs and kilims,
antiques,jewellery,hand-woven fabrics etc...
Also visioned during the tour: Galata Bridge, Golden Horn,
Leander's Tower,Obelisk of Theodosius-Serpentine Column,German
Fountain of Wilhelm II
GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS
We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure
30% discount for over 60 years old:)