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Eski Imaret Camii, Istanbul

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Eski Imaret Mosque (Turkish: Eski Imaret Camii) is a former Eastern Orthodox church converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. The church has traditionally been identified with that belonging to the Monastery of Christ Pantepoptes (Greek: Μονή του Χριστού Παντεπόπτη), meaning "Christ the all-seeing". It is the only documented 11th-century church in Istanbul which survives intact, and represents a key monument of middle Byzantine architecture. Despite that, the building remains one among the least studied of the city.
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  • Currently the building is under renovation. Be careful. You can pass by while you are walking in old Istanbul. It is struct between concrete blocks but little dome and nice arches looks beautiful. I.....  more »
  • The building lies in Istanbul, in the district of Fatih, in the neighbourhood of Zeyrek, one of the poorest areas of the walled city. It is located less than one kilometer to the northwest of the...  more »
  • The Church of pantepoptes monastery was built between 1081 and 1087. During the Fatih period, it was converted into a mosque.
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  • This mosques is near Zeyrek Camii, but Zeyrek Camii is restoreted, around it all was clear, and it is not about this mosque (Imaret-i Atik Camii). The mosque is in bad condition, it is closed, there is a fence around it and a second roof above. But it doesn't seem like there are restoration works.
  • A little gem, worth the search
  • It's in restoration. I hope it doesn't have whitewashed inside. It'll be like out of brick. It's a precious piece.
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  • Imareti Atik Mosque Dome feature is the only mosque in Istanbul with its dome covered with tiles. In 1087, he was the church dedicated to the "All-seeing Isa" of the Pentepoptes Monastery, built by the mother of Emperor Alexios, Anna Komnena. Imareti Atik Mosque, after the conquest, until the Fatih madrasa, this monastery, Imaret-Zaviye and Madrasa, the church building was used as a masjid. Şeyhülislam Ishak Efendizade Ahmet Efendi, the mosque in the mosque by putting the pulpit.
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  • Restoration is currently underway
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