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Church of St. Mary of the Mongols, Istanbul

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4.4/5 based on 25 reviews on the web
Consecrated in the 13th century, Church of St. Mary of the Mongols represents the only Byzantine church in Istanbul that has never served as a mosque. The building is located somewhat off the beaten path and is rarely open to the public. Saved from conversion to a mosque by the personal request of Mehmed the Conqueror, the church is named after Princess Maria Paleogina, illegitimate child of Emperor Michael VIII Paleologos. To visit Church of St. Mary of the Mongols on your holiday in Istanbul, and find out what else Istanbul has to offer, use our Istanbul trip builder.
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  • And here again. Many times swam along the Golden Horn, at the Pierre Loti, in Kochi, Museum to get in the choir. Sailed and admired the left bank of the Greek Lyceum, the Church of St. Mary of the Mongols, the Bulgarian Church. This time I decided to take a walk on the Feneru. District insanely colorful. A couple of times wandered into some areas where locals are very surprised. To reach the Church I got on boats to Marina Fener and thence to Hill, focusing on the building of the Lyceum moved to the Church. Turks call themselves the Church Massacre, due to the fact that during the taking of Byzantium here died many invaders. Unfortunately could not get inside. The doors were closed. The history of this place more than visualization. But as a supplement to exploring the magnificent Greek Lyceum, is quite suitable.
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  • Located in the District of Balat, one of the most authentic of Istanbul, this former Church, now a mosque, is a little gem. Inside there are many Orthodox paintings that will appeal greatly to those accustomed to visiting churches in Kiev and Moscow. Peculiar is the subway, still visible, which linked the Church to Topkapi Palace. When I went everything was under renovation.
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  • This is a Greek Orthodox School and it is just beautiful. The view is fantastic from up on the hill at Balat. 
  • Love to see so many churches in Istambul
  • Byzantine Architecture in its best
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  • Church Of St. Mary Of The Mongols (Muhliotisa). In 11 in here was the monastery of Panagiu. Eventually he became female. And the current church built in the middle of the 13rd century the name of Virgin Mary Panajotissy. The first restructuring carried out in 1282, at the behest of the illegal daughter of them. Michael Palaiologos 8th and sisters Andropika 2, which purchased an entire block with ètrj Church, vineyard, garden and bath. Maria in the world called Maria Mongolian, because at the age of 12 years was granted to the father for the Great Khan of the Mongol Hulagu. The latter however died, without waiting for the arrival of his wife, and later married the son of Hulagi-Abaka, under the condition of his baptism. After the murder of Nicholas (namely is the name adopted by a young husband in baptism) own brother, Maria returned to Constantinople. Venuenosnym was her parent's planned new diplomatic marriage in the year 1307 was broke and Maria took the veil, receiving the name of Dmitry. The Church kept the gift on her in the name of the architect Hristoduoa, of Greek origin, built on the site of the destroyed Temple of the Holy Apostles, Fatih Mosque, signed by Sultan Mehmed 2 Fatih (the Conqueror). Thanks to this document, this church has never ceased to be.
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  • Too bad you could see only from the outside. Virtually always closed to the public although I find interesting to wander around an Istanbul different and distant from the usual tourist routes.
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