"Aya Triyada - Church Of The Holy Trinity" Istanbul Off The Beaten Path Tip by H-TownJourneyman

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  Aya Triyada
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      Aya Triyada
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  • Inside of Aya Triyada - Istanbul
      Inside of Aya Triyada
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  • Inside of Aya Triyada - Istanbul
      Inside of Aya Triyada
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Just off of Istiklal Caddesi in Taksim, there is a little square located at the intersection of Meselik Sokak & Siraselviler Caddesi. The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, or Aya Triyada, is at the top of this square. It was built in 1880, and remains the largest Orthodox church in Istanbul. The church is a lovely white stone structure, with 2 towers topped by crosses on either side. Inside, the ceilings are decorated with beautiful blue, gray, and gold patterned artwork, and on the walls there are inscriptions and frescoes from the Bible. When we stopped in, a service had apparently just ended, and we were only able to visit for a few minutes before they were ready to lock the doors. Worth a visit in you are in the Taksim area, try to stop by when there is a service being held so you can see the inside.

Phone: +90 212 244 13 58

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2007
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