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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...more
We were able to see 15% of the Museum for 100% of the price. And what we saw wasn't that good, as the museum is in fact in dire need of being refurbished. This building has been clearly neglected for many years, but the renovation...More
As others have noted, the Chora Church is off the tourist trail but it's worth the trip. It has beautiful mosaics. You will need to take a taxi to get there, and be sure to have the driver wait for you. There weren't a lot...More
While this may be a little “off the beaten track” definitely worth a visit to see the stunning mosaics. Currently under restoration so the whole building is not visible. Go with someone who can tell the story of the frescos or do some research before...More
We paid 30 TL for the entrance.
Note that the biggest part of the church is under construction so your visit will last maximum 15 minutes.
The mosaics are beautiful and fascinating however if you haven't enough time you can miss it because you have...More
we traveled 45 minutes one way to reach chora church from sultanhemet to find that 95 percent is under restoration. one small section on the ground floor is open but its not worth it.! u can barely see anything. Ideally they should mention this on...More
A short walk from Edirnekepi tram stop through some colourful streets, this church is covered in scaffolding but inside you are spoilt with 14th century Byzantine mosaics and frescoes. Take the audio guide for the stories to come to life.
Thanks for the vote if...More
The Kariye is a little bit of a trek if you're staying in Sultanahmet or Taksim, but a trek well worth your time. I'm an art historian, so not visiting the Kariye would be a crime of sorts - these are among the very best...More
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
sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.
Response from FatihMehmetCelebi | Reviewed this property |
According to the website (In Turkish) the museum is open everyday.
Winter from 09:00 - 16:30
Summer from 09:00 - 19:00
The price is 15 TL (4.90 EUR).
Enjoy, you will love it! Hope the renovations are done though.
February is cold in turkey. I suggest 7 to 8 days in Istanbul ( as there is ample to do there). You can take a days trip to Bursa; A night in Cappadocia (if both places fascinate you OR two nights in Antalya (stay in... More
February is cold in turkey. I suggest 7 to 8 days in Istanbul ( as there is ample to do there). You can take a days trip to Bursa; A night in Cappadocia (if both places fascinate you OR two nights in Antalya (stay in Kalecri district). Cappadocia and antalya have multiple flights from istanbul and not expensive.
Response from barbara s | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I am visiting California at the moment but did get the book when in turkey this summer. I can try to see what is there but won't be home till Sunday. Is that too late? If not then email me and I will look when I get... More
Hi. I am visiting California at the moment but did get the book when in turkey this summer. I can try to see what is there but won't be home till Sunday. Is that too late? If not then email me and I will look when I get back home to Georgia