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Despite the restoration, we were able to see most of the amazing, golden mosaics. I recommend you visit with a guide. You won't need more than an hour for sure.
This is a great church but it is under restoration at present and will be for some years. It is however still worth making the effort to come to this part of Istanbul to see the mosaics. There is a nice shop inside and a lovely tea garden outside.But no re-admitting into the…
Like all of the main sites in Istanbul it is under renovation. You can’t see the outside of the building and there is a lot of construction noise. We arrived just under half an hour before the closing time advertised on their website, guidebooks and google and they wouldn’t let…
Definitely worth visiting just for all the beautiful mosaics. Another beautiful structure in old Istanbul with a lot of history.
14th century Byzantine works with over 100 Mosaics depicting many Biblical scenes. If that is not enough there are Byzantine Frescoes as well. Part of this museum is closed for renovation but the rest are still worth a visit.