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Top Historical & Beautiful Churches in Istanbul

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As it is known, Istanbul is a culturally important city that has hosted different religions for centuries. The Christianity history of Istanbul, dating back to the fourth century, impresses us with its churches with architectural wonders. You can find information about many important churches in various districts of Istanbul in our guide.

St Antuan Catholic Church


St. Antuan Catholic Church is the largest and congested Catholic Church in Istanbul. It is located on Istiklal Avenue in Beyo─člu, on the left as you trip from Galatasaray to Tunnel. Sen Antuan Catholic Church, which was visited by many local and foreign tourists during the year, was built in 1912 in Italian Neo-Gothic style. In addition, the church hosts occasional exhibitions. Locacion>>

Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinianus between 532-537 in the center of Istanbul. It was converted into a mosque by Fatih Sultan Mehmed in 1453 with the conquest of Istanbul. It has been serving as a museum since 1935 with the order of Atat├╝rk and the Decision of the Council of Ministers. Hagia Sophia Museum Istanbul, which is shown as the eighth wonder of the world, is definitely a place to visit. Location>>

Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church


It is known as the bloody church among the people. It is the only church that remained from Byzantium to the present day and is still active. As is known, all domed churches were converted into mosques in the century after the conquest. However, Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror issued a decree on the request of the Greek architect of the Fatih Mosque and ordered that this church have not be built as a mosque. A copy of the edict is still inside the church. The original is in the patriarchate archive. Location>>

Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

Apart from the community and local tourists, the patriarchate hosts thousands of Orthodox people from all over the world. The symbol of Byzantium is the double-headed eagle figure that first catches the eye on the wall of the Patriarchate. There is Aya Yorgi church in the courtyard. There are rites held in the church on Sunday, in which the patriarch also attended. Inside the church, there is a magnificent icon wall with gold leaf. It is said to have been completed by two masters in forty years. Located>>

Iron Church


An important building that adds value to the architectural value of Istanbul, the world’s first and only iron church,
The famous St. Iefanos church of the Bulgarians. Halk aras─▒nda demir kilise olarak bilinen yap─▒ ┼čimdilerde restorasyonda. Location>>

Hagia Irene Museum

Located in the first courtyard of Topkap─▒ Palace, the history of Hagia Irene dates back to the 4th century. Cultural activities, classical music concerts and exhibitions are also held at Aya ─░rini, which still serves as a museum. Location>>

Sen Piyer Church (St. Pierre)

Built in 1841, the church is located in Galata, in Karak├Ây. It was built in the form of a basilica with altars on all four sides. It is an architecturally worth seeing structure. Italian ritual is held every morning in the church. Location>>

Hagia Triada Church

It is located on the left side of S─▒raselviler street without entering ─░stiklal street in Taksim. Greek Orthodox Aya Triada Church, which dates back to the 1880s, is among the most beautiful churches in Istanbul.It does not escape the eyes of those who come to Taksim with its magnificent dome and two bell towers. Location>>

Ayia Efimia Greek Orthodox Church

Ayia Efimia Greek Orthodox Church, located in M├╝h├╝rdar Street in Osmana─ča, Kad─▒k├Ây, was built in 1694. Location>>