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These are the best cultural venues in town based on their, FACILITIES and ARTISTIC QUALITY.
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Published: August  18, 2014

Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

The Chora Church (Turkish Kariye Müzesi, Camii yahut Kilisesi — variously the Chora Museum, Mosque or Church) is considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of a Byzantine church. The church is situated in the western, Erdinekapı district of İstanbul. In the 16th century, the church was converted into a mosque by the Ottomon rulers, and it became a secularised museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered with fine mosaics and frescoes.

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Address :

Kariye Cami Sk No:26, Edirnekapı Eyüp - Fatih , İstanbul

Phone :

+90 212 631 9241

Schedule :

Mon - Tue: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Thu - Sun: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm


Published: August  18, 2014

Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

The Chora Church (Turkish Kariye Müzesi, Camii yahut Kilisesi — variously the Chora Museum, Mosque or Church) is considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of a Byzantine church. The church is situated in the western, Erdinekapı district of İstanbul. In the 16th century, the church was converted into a mosque by the Ottomon rulers, and it became a secularised museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered with fine mosaics and frescoes.