"Kariye Camii (Chora Church)" Chora Church Museum - Kariye Tip by MalenaN

Chora Church Museum - Kariye, Istanbul: 12 reviews and 24 photos


Many tourists come here so it might not be off the beaten path, but it is quite far from the other tourist attractions in Sultanahmet Area.

Chora/Kariye was built as a church , but has also been used as a mosque. Now it is a museum. The building now standing was built during the 11th century. Inside there are beautiful mosaics from the 14th century. The mosaics are mainly in the ceiling and high on the walls, so be prepared to feel it in your neck.
In a side chapel there are impressive paintings from the same period as the mosaics.

The yard outside the museum is peaceful and a nice place to sit in for a while.

Entrance fee is 10 000 000 TL.

To go there from Eminönü take bus 32, 37, 38 or 910 and ask for Karyie Camii.

Phone: +90 212 631 92 41

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 20, 2004
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