Walk along the Haliç coastline, when you start to notice half-collapsed buildings you will know that you are in Balat.
You enter the district through a historical door of the citadel which is not too imposing but indicates that you are about to enter a special place
Narrow slopes consist of old sequential houses which face each other. Houses are generally narrow faced with three or four stories.
In front of the discolored houses on the stairway, women sit around and chat. You may also see their husbands smoking outside in front of the door.
Children are keeping the streets busy with their jumping, shouting and playing around.