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Chora Museum
Kariye Müzesi

98 Reviews
Istanbul Top 6 in Must-Visit Museums
Liked by 4
Open Open from 9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Dervişali Mahallesi, Kariye Cami Sk. No:8, 34087 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90-212-6319241

What people are saying:

I am glad I did not miss this church, it is not only historic and beautifully built, but also worth watching the frescoes inside, both well preserved and already broken, are very exquisite.

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A visit to Chora Church is something for the more adventurous traveler. Located in the Edirnekapi neighborhood just inside the Theodosian Walls, you can get here by bus or taxi but don't wander too far, because it is not the safest neighborhood. The visit is still well worth the effort. Chora Church houses what is arguably the most extensive and best preserved collection of Byzantine frescoes in Turkey. The walls, domes and archways contain elaborate and colorful renderings of saints, Old Testament Patriarchs and bible scenes. The most moving of these may be the Anastasis--a depiction of Christ rescuing Adam and Eve from perdition.
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