We bought a 72 hour Istanbul Museum card. This was one of the listed sites to visit. We got contradictory advise on how to get there and probably the easiest is by taxi but where is the fun in taking the easiest option?! It is also confusing as the Church is known by a number of names including St Saviour Church. We caught a local bus from the bus station at Eminonu. You have to get off when you see the fortified city walls. Chora Church is signposted to the right from there. It is an amazing place - very different from the mosques and museums that we had already visited. Beautiful Byzantine mosaics and frescoes adorn the walls and colours are still vibrant despite their age. We got the impression that this little gem was a little 'off the beaten tourist track' and was therefore quieter than many of the other tourist sights. It is a little gem of a church worthy of the effort to get there. Photography is permitted without the use of flash. Stunning results can be obtained due to the close proximity of the pictures
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