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About Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
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Nothing to look at externally. Literally nothing at the moment as the whole roof is under an enormous canopy and the walls covered with scaffolding and sheeting. But it is the internal and the mosaics that you will be interested in. And they are something...More
We spent several hours here admiring the artwork which totally covers the walls and ceilings of this old church. We took the optional audio guide, which was good but was initially very confusing as we couldn't seem to match the audio with what we were...More
If there is one place to see the splendour of Byzantium, this is it. It is off centre, which means you need to take a taxi. Totally worth it. The splendour of the mosaics and frescos is unbelievable. I was honestly gasping. Museum pass applies....More
The church was built in the 1000s. The artwork on the walls and ceiling is a flowering of the Byzantine spiritual world. There are revered figures with halos, angels, soldiers with sword and spear, priests in ornate robes, madonna and child, choirs, gilded images of...More
I didn't know about this wonderful place until my fiancé told me about it, we decided to go and it was a great choice. Is a medieval Byzantine Greek Orthodox church in Fatih district, just 5 min walking distance behind Edirnekapı bus station. The exterior...More
Although there are many historical sites in this one of the most beautiful city of the world, Kariye is a must see museum in Istanbul. It is almost impossible to see a similar church anywhere else. Every time we took friends to Istanbul, we first...More
Currently undergoing renovation and therefore only a limited part of it is open to the public. However, it is as beautiful as the iconic Ayia Sophia even if it is much less known. Similarly, it was converted into a mosque and thereafter to a museum...More
This place is well worth visiting and is cheap and easy to visit by public transport. I took bus number 90 [every 30 minutes] from Eminonu bus station at the southern end of the Galata Bridge. The bus ride takes about 20 minutes and you...More
A little Byzantine gem. Under restoration currently but still the frescos and mosaics are beautiful and worth the trip. Tram stop about 10mins away.