Churches

Churches in Istanbul

As Istanbul is one of the best cities considered as the capital of culture and art, the churches in Istanbul are outstanding. The Christianity in Istanbul dates back to the 4th century. The Hagia Sophia, the Hagia Eirene and the Havariyyun are the first Christian Churches in Istanbul. There had many churches in Istanbul belonging to different sects, religious orders and different nations (Greek, Armenian, Latin, Genoise and more). Below are the most beautiful churches in Istanbul, including the museums that are former churches, that worth a visit on your trip to Istanbul.

Chora Museum in Edirnekapi

Part of a monastery which dates back to the 6th century, the Chora Museum (formerly Church-Mosque) is one of the most impressive museums in...

Hagia Sophia Museum in Sultanahmet

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya in Turkish) can be considered as the best and the most visited sights in Istanbul together with the neighboring Topkapi Palace.Located...

St. Antony of Padua Catholic Church in Istiklal Street

The St. Antony of Padua Church in Istanbul is located at the famous Istiklal Street, Pera in Taksim, Beyoglu.The St. Antony of Padua Catholic...

Fener Greek Patriarchate (St. George Church) in Fener

The St. George Fener Greek Patriarchate & St. George Church is located in Fener, Golden Horn, Istanbul and also the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is...

St. Pierre Church in Karakoy

The St. Pierre Church is located down the Galata Tower in Karakoy, Istanbul.The Saint Pierre Church was built in 1841 and built in basilica...

Surp Krikor Lusavoric Armenian Orthodox Church in Karakoy

The Surp Krikor Lusavoric Armenian Orthodox Church is located in Karakoy, Istanbul, on the other coast of Eminonu Square.It is the oldest Armenian Church...

Surp Vortvots Vorodman Church in Kumkapi

The Surp Vortvots Vorodman Church (Children of the Lightning) in Kumkapi, was first mentioned in the Travel Accounts of Simeon of Poland.

Surp Krikor Lusavoric Church in Ortakoy

The Ortakoy Surp Krikor Lusavoric Church in Ortakoy, Istanbul is a beautiful one that was built between the years 1837-1838.The architecture of the church...

Sakizagaci Surp Asdvazazin Church in Besiktas

The Sakizagaci Surp Asdvazazin Church is located in Besiktas, Istanbul. It is an Armenian church that was built in 1866.The altars of the church...

Istanbul Armenian Patriarchate in Kumkapi

The Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul is one of the 4 hierarchical centers of Armenian Churches with ones in Jerusalem, Erivan and Beirut. It is...

Bulgarian Church in Fener, Golen Horn

The Aya Istefanos Church is located at Mursel Pasa Street jusy by the shore of the Golden Horn, Istanbul.It is also named as the...

Hagia Irene Museum inside Topkapi Palace Courtyard

Dating back to 4th century, the Hagia Irene (Aya ─░rini in Turkish), formerly church, now a museum and a center cultural activities and exhibitions,...

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