Halki Theological School, Heybeliada

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With an appealing natural setting and peaceful atmosphere, Halki Theological School remains the area's hub of culture, preserving a thousand years of history and religious heritage. Part of a monastery complex founded nearly ten centuries before the opening of the school, this educational institution functioned between 1844 and 1971, when Turkish government banned private colleges. Although still officially closed, the seminary hosts regular conferences attended by its notable alumni, many of which serve as bishops, scholars, and patriarchs around the world. The school's library includes over 100,000 books, manuscripts, and journals. Plan your visit to Halki Theological School and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Heybeliada trip planning site .
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  • My wife and I bought two years ago for permission to visit the library. We read so much about, and we, living in a school library Museum accompanying the visit that they are library specialist showed us. Both efforts and be kept up to 60,000 volunteer standing where the book was worth seeing behind the effort transferred into the future.
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  • After the island of Heybeliada Carriages can be reached by walk of a point, or even a bicycle can be rented. Seeing many old structure fairways and Greens after will and through school ... The only roads because it smells like horse shit Phaetons. Very clean condition for the maintenance of the school building and grounds are you see working feverishly. You really have a unique landscape. Island in time for tuberculosis patients considering a hosting senatoryuma did cleaning the selected point for school spirit may be ideal. A few of the school's backyard poultry animal can Peacock and goat gore in particular
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  • It's affecting a lot of landscape people when you go up there, very nice. The school's current status, Garden, surrounded by beautiful, well-preserved and very well maintained. Views are also super. If you go to mass on Sunday to be crowded. Recommend.
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