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Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 244 09 35
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really a nice quite place in the midst of all the bustling activity/life in Taksim Square. Sad part is there are hardly any Christians in Turkey as a result few people attend the services. It is a must to visit and see the beautiful glass...More

Thank alwynjerrya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this amazing church, while browsing the many shops on the street. the stained glass windows were amazing , peaceful place.

Thank dviegas
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Gorgeous building with great mosaics. It is located in a very busy commercial area. It is worth the visit and then to wander around.

Thank vinceAtlanta
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This church is respected as are many of the mosques in Istanbul. prominent signs are up to ask visitors to remain quiet and respectful and wear modest clothing in the church. Nice to see this while walking along Istiklal.

Thank Haroon M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We were in Turkey to learn more about St. John XXIII and there is a great statue of him in front of the church. They also had some things inside about him. The best thing was the amazing alter and the stunning stained glass. We...More

Thank Jbachgirl
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area this large church is worth a look. The tall pale blue ceiling and windows are a little plain but still makes a grand building. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

I went there about few days ago. It was free to enter and when I walked in it just held my breath 🙄 The virgin Maryam statue was fabulous and so wonderfully beautiful. It was such a very peaceful and lovely place( i have to...More

Thank Negin N
Reviewed June 16, 2018

In a mostly Moslim country, just strolling the street, it's strange to see Catholic church. But still Turkey is multi religion country with not only Moslims living there. Saint Antony Church is in the middle of Istanbul close to Taksim square and is Catholic church....More

Thank Kolrina
Reviewed June 4, 2018

I went there on Sunday (03/06/2018). I was with 2 friends (2 of us foreigners and 1 local) and we sat at the first few rows when the mass was being conducted. One of the church staff came over and rudely told us to leave...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

It is amazing how preserved and well-cared is this little cathedral. All the people there were friendly and very accommodating. This is also wheelchair accessible. Great stained glass motifs.

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Response from alperen ç | Reviewed this property |
Yes english and italiano. If you want an only english then you need to at 8:00 am on saturday I think.