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Saint Polycarp Church

Izmir, Turkey
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Ranked #23 of 92 attractions in Izmir
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: St Polycarp's Church in Izmir is right across from the Izmir Hilton. The church is surrounded by a high fence and not open to the public. You must... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Really felt lucky to make it inside the church upon my third visit to Izmir. Terrific church, ambience, colours, paintings.. Makes one travel back in time and consider howbeautiful the churches of the city have been before the Great Fire...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Not to be missed. This is the oldest church in Izmir, the ancient city of Smyrma, one of the Seven Churches in St John's Revelation. Named after St Polycarp, one of the martyrs in mid 2nd century.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Seems as though this place is only for 'special' people. As an individual traveller (Feb. 2013), I tried to see the interior of this place a couple of times. But -- first I had to check in with a security guard in a little 'hut' outside the church. He then motioned me over to a 'telecom' device just outside the... More

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

located across the Hilton hotelis catholic church beautiful but unfriendly lady working there but fathers are great help welcoming you If you are with a group to visit please ask for appointment before

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Samos, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is a small Greek church near the Hilton. St. Polycarp, translated means produces many works in Greek. The patron saint for creative productive types! If you are walking in the Hilton waterfront area you might give it a look!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We had Mass while here, so my review is based on that. Beautiful church!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This church is worth a visit if you are in the area. The frescos are magnificient. Unfortunately the lighting inside the church is a little harsh.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We would have visited the church but it was unfortunately only for groups and we were just two persons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

It was Easter Sunday morning, I was returning to my hotel from a walk and by chance came across St Polycarps. The Church is enclosed by a high wall and seems to remain closed most of the time and only opens on important days. It was my lucky day as there was a Mass for Easter Sunday and I managed... More

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