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“very far but amazing”

Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
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Constantinople Small-Group Tour of Istanbul with Lunch
Ranked #13 of 1,051 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Chora Church (Turkish Kariye Müzesi, Camii yahut Kilisesi — variously the Chora Museum, Mosque or Church) is considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of a Byzantine church. The church is situated in the western, Erdinekapı district of İstanbul. In the 16th century, the church was converted into a mosque by the Ottomon rulers, and it became a secularised museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered with fine mosaics and frescoes.
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
“very far but amazing”
Reviewed 10 May 2012

One of the most amazing buildings I've ever seen! Make it a must for your trip!

Visited May 2012
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“Mosiacs that take your breath away”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

As beautiful as they are now, they must have been breath-taking when they were new.

Visited April 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“far to get to”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Was not as convenient to get to as some of the other sites, but is a good choice if you want to see a very old Christian church that was later turned into a mosque and is not having the Christian mosaics detailing the life of Jesus, etc,

Visited May 2012
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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pick your day”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

I am not in a position to review this but a tip for travellers. Don't go on Wednesdays as it is closed

Visited May 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Make the effort to find it”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

This lovely little church with its amazing mosaics and frescos is well away from the usual tourist areas, and rather hard to find, but it is definitely worth it.

Visited May 2012
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