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Fethiye Camii

Fethiyekapisi Sok, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #87 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Religious Sites, Museums
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Part working Mosque, part Byzantine Mosaics but not many for a long visit. The Mosaics are interesting but I gave 3 stars as there are only a few. Warning: The guy on the ticket booth charged my 10 year old because we could not prove he was under 12. So he had to pay adult rate. Although it didnt cost... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

If you are touring around Fatih district,then you must approach to some local people asking whereabouts this historical museum&mosque as you may have problems in location this one.Not too many things to see here comparing to the other ones as just few tiles are available to see.However İt is always good to be at this very local and hidden Mosque... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This site has only a few mosaics remaining but they are worthy of a visit. The site gives a small scale idea of Byzantine art and architecture and should be combined with visits to Chora and Haiga Sophia if this topic is of interest to you. Get a taxi here and walk round to Chora.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We were there with friends its difficult to find out but we was find it ask people they're help us small place not so bad place...

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Budapest, Hungary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you are a fan of Byzantine architecture - or just of the precious, old buildings - this will be a very rewarding attraction for you. The church of St. Mary Pammakaristos (now Fethiye Camii) has miraculously survived earthquakes and political turmoil, and even a significant part of its original mosaic decoration is still visible. You will probably enjoy this... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Not far from the famous Chora Museum or Kariye Camii, there are hardly any tourists who venture to this old Greek church St. Mary Pammakaristos, now known as Fethiye Camii, now a mosque. Fethiye, meaning “Mosque of the victory”, was a name given to commemorate Sultan Murat III ’s victories. While the main building is still used as a mosque,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

It is not far from Kariye museum so it is not a big deal to walk to it, but it is even smaller, and has less mosaic, which are still beautiful. If you like mosaics visit this first and Kariye for the next then you will like it for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

It is hard to find, but insist on your journey and you will see something really incredible. It was built either 11th or 12th century, it is not very clear but what has been covered over the centuries with plaster and with the help of American archeologists are coming to life with a vengeance. It certainly is a match to... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Theotokos Pammakaristos was built in the 13th century and is a fine example of late Byzantine architecture and art. It has been a mosque (called Fethiye Camii) since 1591, but still contains some well-preserved Byzantine mosaics. Worth visiting for any student of Byzantine history.

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Glyfada, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Even though you can visit only the pareklision (annex of the church) it worth the visit because of the amassing mosaics, excellent examples of Byzantine art. You cannot visit the tomb of Alexios Komninos Emperor or Anna Komnini.

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