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Hagia Irene Museum, Istanbul

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  • As leave to abandonment, really uninteresting. 20TL is bcp too for what there is to do! It is included in the museum pass so to do if you visit the topkapi Palace is just next door, if not go your way you don't miss a thing :)
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  • I visited his family really liked it there very interesting figure which I advise you to go and see all preferably closer to the Sultanahmet tram too can drive ...
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  • Hagia Irene is located at the entrance to the Topkapi Palace, quite running looks, but Russian man stands there, not least because this temple earlier than Ayia Sofia
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  • This is the oldest church in Istanbul, only 3min on foot from the palace. I found the fact that the church is still standing after so many years quite impressive. The inside is rather rather empty and sadly quite some pigeons are inside. I would probably not purchase an extra ticket to visit, however if you happen to have the daily pass for several sights you may as well briefly check Hagia Irene out.
  • Byzantine church Aya Irini, the name of "Divine Peace or Holy Peace", is the largest Byzantine church in Istanbul, untouched by the Byzantine church in Istanbul, in the courtyard of Topkapi Palace, next to Hagia Sophia and with it. According to ancient sources, to remain here located Roman period Artemis, benefiting from the ruins of Aphrodite and Apollo temple, 4th century early ı.constantinus (324-337) made timely Hagia Eirene Museum, where it also began the first of museum work in Turkey. Since 1973, it has hosted many art events, especially in İKSV itself.
  • One of the oldest orthodox church in Istanbul that surprisingly still preserved. Only few steps away from Hagia Sophia Museum, to Topkapi direction.
  • Greek Eastern Orthodox church located in the outer courtyard of Topkapi Palace. It is one of the few churches in Istanbul that has not been converted into a mosque. Nowadays operates as a museum (25 liras) and concert hall. The church was dedicated by Constantine to the peace of God, and is one of the three shrines which the Emperor devoted to God's attributes, together with Hagia Sophia (Wisdom) and Hagia Dynamis (Power).
  • Untouched and unaltered church from the Roman and Byzantine times. Was second largest church in Constantinople. There were three Hagias constructed in the time. Hagia Irene, Church of Divine Peace aka Old Church. Hagia Sophia, Church of Divine Wisdom aka New Church. Hagia Dynamis, Church of Divine Power (not much of this 4th century church). This is now used as a museum and concert hall. The faded traces of frescoes depict iconoclast period. Worth going in if you have museum pass.
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