"St. Sophia Cathedral - mosaic pavements" Iznik Things to Do Tip by mvtouring

Iznik Things to Do: 46 reviews and 129 photos

 
 

The highlight for religious travelers and historians are the ruins of the 4th-century St. Sophia Cathedral, the site of the Second Council of Nicea. It is located in the town center. Renamed Orhan Ghazi Mosque in 1331 and badly damaged by earthquake and fire, the building was restored by the famous architect Sinan in the 16th century. On the wall of a grave room is a fresco of Christ and there are surviving mosaic pavements on the floor.

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Oct 21, 2009
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

mvtouring

“Treasure every moment, it could be your last.”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 1 9

Have you been to Iznik?

  Share Your Travels