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Great place with great history and a few torists. Sadly it seems neglected as its dome is hidden by the rug and what remains of its mosaics fadibg away. Anyway if you have MuseumPass make sure to visit it. Or better before going to Istambul...More
A small Byzantine church located in the grounds of Topkapi, it has a separate entrance fee and is not really worth paying unless you have the Museum Card. There are no frescoes or any interesting features suggestive of its ancient history
This was the first known Christian church in Istanbul. The building is beautiful but seems very neglected, perhaps for being a Christian site in a dominantly Muslim country. There are just the walls to see, nothing else inside. It is falling apart which is a...More
There was no entry fee, rather small place and no reason to charge. Feels like the building is in a state of neglect. Very interesting to note how the columns on either side all had different bases and some of different length. Worth a visit...More
Well, I would say if you purchased the Museum card visit it. Otherwise, it is not worth the money, 20 Turkish pounds. It is a Byzantine church, the biggest after Hagia Sophia, that has kept its traditional architecture. But it is not well preserved, there...More
If you are planning to buy a ticket for 20TL, do not bother; spend more time at Topkapi Palace instead. Most of it was closed off, every corner you walk, there is something closed and I spend about ten minutes in total.
Once opened, it...More
so we went in coz it was included in our museum pass. its almost closed. barely anything is visible. few people were sitting inside and praying. I really wonder how they managed to even sit inside coz its very dark and dingy inside.
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.