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Chora Churc(Kariye Müzesi) in Istanbul

 

Chiesa di Chora Istanbul

Originally called Church of the Holy Saviour Outside the Walls, the first church on this site was indeed outside Constantine’s city walls. What you see today, however, is a late-11th-century building.
Most of its extraordinary mosaics and frescoes date from 1312, funded by Theodore Metochites, the auditor of the imperial treasury. A mosaic above the door to the nave depicts Theodore offering the church to Christ.

Open every day except Wednesday, ticket costs 9 YTL.

 

Sights not to be missed in Istanbul:

» Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya)

» Topkapi Palace (Topkapı Sarayı)

» Sultanahmet Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii, The Blue Mosque)

» Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)

» Gran Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı)

» Egyptian Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı, also known as Spice Bazaar)

» Istanbul Archaeology Museum

» Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii)

» Bosphorus Cruise

» Turkish Baths

» Chora Church (Kariye Müzesi)

» Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art

» Hippodrome

» Galata Whirling Dervish Hall

» Galata Tower

» Pera Palas Hotel

» Miniaturk

» The Princes' Islands