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Greek Othodox Patriarchate

Sadrazam Ali Pasa Cad. No:35 | Fener, Fatih, Istanbul 34220, Turkey
+90 212 531 96 70
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Sadrazam Ali Pasa Cad. No:35 | Fener, Fatih, Istanbul 34220, Turkey
Fener & Balat
+90 212 531 96 70
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very interesting holy and historic place. Inside the church there is a marble column. Jesus Christ had been chained on this column (in Jerusalem ) The atmosphere of the place makes you feel very nice.

Thank George A
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It was not easy to find this place but not easy to find this place. The interior was very interesting and charming.

Thank Kinkosha
Reviewed 24 August 2017

In the neighbourhood of Fener lies the greek orthodox patriarchate, a building standing there for centuries, the guard of christianity. The experience of watching and hearing the christian "mysteries" in the heart of Istanbul is spectacular.

Thank George L
Reviewed 16 August 2017

One of the genuine jewels that are still in Istanbul, but not honored as they should!! A must visit for every christian!!

Thank Nikolas B
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Whether a Christian or not, this is an orthodox church worth visiting. Simply awe-inspiring. Do not miss to walk around the little streets in the neighbourhood for a taste of old Istanbul

Thank Pavlina C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is the center of Orthodoxy, surrounded by big walls, which is obvious why. The Church of Saint George can give a possibility to many tourists to see what an orthodox church look like, what are the difference between Eastern and Western church. Beautiful frescoes,...More

Thank AleksandraKotor
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This place is not the easiest to find but it is worth it. A great reminder of the strong Greek influence and Greek population of Istanbul in times gone by (up until about the 1950's I think).

Thank J C
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is the seat of the Greek Orthodox Church which has been in Istanbul since the advent of Christianity as a state religion. The city was then named New Rome, later Constantinople and kept a Turkish version of that name until some...More

Thank Ahmet C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Although not as massive and amazing as the blue mosque or hagai Sophia-- we had a great time exploring this site. The relics and icons are amazing!

Thank redhelena
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It is located at the area of Fanari overlooking Vosporos. Walk in the area and see old houses belonging to Greeks when Fanari was populated by them. Very stylish cafes and restaurants have started making their appearance. In Fanari you will see how Istanbul was...More

Thank Petros Z
Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of
Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community,
the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and
some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art
in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to
witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving
ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene
shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
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Pearl H
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Response from nicoltass | Reviewed this property |
As I know they start at 9:00 and they finish approximately at 12:00 for Sundays and 25/3 . I hope I help u.