"Kariye Muzesi (Chora Church)" Chora Church & Museum - Kariye Museum Tip by leffe3

 
 

11th century Byzantine Church (which also served for 400 years as a Mosque) close to the ancient city walls (the original 3rd century church was outside the city limits until it fell 'victim' to Byzantine urban sprawl in the 5th century). The church/museum is known for its absolutely stunning mosiacs and murals from the 14th century and is an absolute must see whilst in Istanbul.

Address: Kariye Cami Sk No:26, Edirnekapi,
Directions: Well to the west of Sultanhamet, you could combine a visit with the Medieval walls of the city (5 minutes walk away)
Phone: +90 212 631 9241
Website: http://www.choramuseum.com

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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