Hagia Triada Church
Hagia Triada Church
4.5
The area
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
How to get there
  • Taksim • 4 min walk
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tripsandfood55
London, UK4,457 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Erected in 1880 and is considered to be the largest Greek Orthodox shrine in Istanbul today and first domed Christian church allowed to be built in Istanbul after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. It is a stunning building and we had the privilege of being able to witness a service taking place during our visit. Worth a visit if in the area.
Written 19 July 2023
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David D
1,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This was a very peaceful place. You have to access it using a side street, and sometimes the doors will be locked during opening hours, however a custodian will likely be nearby who can grant you entry. Once inside you can look at the beautiful church, the first Orthodox church allowed to be built with a dome since the conquest of the city in 1453. It is a very tranquil place and a good place to just sit and be at peace.
Written 30 September 2022
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Danielle K
Gledswood Hills, Australia163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This church is so beautiful and a lovely surprise to stumble across in Istanbul. The church gardens are equally as beautiful and tranquil as the church itself
Written 29 July 2022
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Saeid_Nouri_Neshat
Tehran Province, Iran643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
The Hagia Triada (translated as Holy Trinity) is in fact a Greek Orthodox church in Istanbul. It is an old building and more important, the greek community is still using their church. It was once a Greek Orthodox cemetery and hospital and later it was destroyed and a church was built. It is told that the Hagia Triada was the first domed Christian church that was allowed to be built in Istanbul after the Fall of Constantinople. I was first walking in Taksim square that I saw the building. First I thought it might be a mosque but then I found out that it was a church, and then, when I tried to collect more information, I got it: it is a Greek church. I told myself: a Greek church in Istanbul! I should visit that.
Written 30 December 2021
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Marina
Amman, Jordan53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
The most amazing place to visit. An ancient Greek Church is about seconds from Taksim Square The church is beautiful , huge and clean.
However, we didn't find any visitors apart from myself.
The attendant at the church looked to be priest. He looked very smart in his long black rob. He seemed like a nice man of God.
Written 23 June 2021
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JBillyM
Springfield, MO87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Beautiful old Greek Orthodox church. Good place to rest and pray during a busy day in Istanbul. I enjoyed the Christian historical art and peaceful setting.
Written 21 December 2019
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Anna
Helsinki, Finland104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
I was happy to find this beautiful Orthodox Christian Church when I was walking around the area where I stayed in hotel.

The Church of Holy Trinity is quite massive building. I happened to saw there was an open door. Wonderful older man welcomed and let me in. Before that I was greeted by the cats of the church.

In the middle of busy Taksim there really is an oasis of silence with beautiful icons. I changed few (2-3) words with the older man and he asked to write my name and the names of my family members to a piece of paper, so that they can pray at the next service for me and my family.

If you are interested in Greek Orthodox Churches or/and need a moment of silence and kindness I strongly suggest you to visit this church.
Written 25 November 2019
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atulya_sinha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India869 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Hagia Triada ("Holy Trinity") is a Greek Orthodox church designed by Ottoman Greek architect P. Kampanaki, completed in 1880. It is built in neo-baroque style with twin bell towers and a large dome.

This church was damaged by fire during a mob attack against Istanbul’s Greek minority in 1955. It was renovated in 2003, primarily out of a donation of US$90,000 by the industrialist Panagiotis Angelopoulos.

The church has exquisite painting and sculptures and is worth a visit.
Written 10 November 2019
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Jennifer J
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Very close to the Taksim square monument. You wouldn’t need to take an extra trip to visit the church. Except that it only opens for Sunday mass and is closed otherwise. Admired the exterior but didn’t couldn’t visit the interior.
Written 1 July 2019
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Nesligül D
Istanbul, Türkiye6,534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
This beautiful church can be seen from the Taksim square but the entrance is off Istiklal Street. It is a Greek Orthodox Church built in 1880.
Written 7 February 2019
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