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“Do not miss this church!”

Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
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$113.67*
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Constantinople Small-Group Tour of Istanbul with Lunch
Ranked #13 of 1,115 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Chora Church (Turkish Kariye Müzesi, Camii yahut Kilisesi — variously the Chora Museum, Mosque or Church) is considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of a Byzantine church. The church is situated in the western, Erdinekapı district of İstanbul. In the 16th century, the church was converted into a mosque by the Ottomon rulers, and it became a secularised museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered with fine mosaics and frescoes.
Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a bit off of the tourist circuit, and so might be missed. Make a point of getting there. The mosaics are unbelievable and the audio guide is well worth the price. Very special

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

This Church is a must see in Istanbul - it has the most beautiful christian mosaics and is wonderfully serene and peaceful.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

excellent tour guide here - worth visiting and very interesting - go earlier in the day with less people around.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Worth the trip to the north of the touristic area. Much less tourists group at lunch time. One of the most beautiful mosaic church we've ever seen.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Among the the most outstanding mosaics in the world. The building, incredibly well preserved, takes the visitor back to 15 centuries ago

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