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Kalenderhane Camii, Istanbul

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Kalenderhane Mosque (Turkish: Kalenderhane Camii) is a former Eastern Orthodox church in Istanbul, converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. With high probability the church was originally dedicated to the Theotokos Kyriotissa. The building is sometimes referred to as Kalender Haneh Jamissi and St. Mary Diaconissa. This building represents one among the few extant examples of a Byzantine church with domed Greek cross plan.
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  • Dated back from the era of Byzantium of its Theotokos Kyriotissa, Kalenderhane Camii welcomes all visitors - unlike other mosques from Byzantium era which are most of the time closed - I am grateful.....  more »
  • We visited this little known Mosque on our way to Suleimani Mosque. Built based on turkish architectural principles with wide windows, ornamental decorations is a worth a visit if time permits.  more »
  • A very peaceful building, especially for prayers. Good architecture and a good place to spend some free time, but certainly not a must-see  more »
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  • Former church. Needs a renovation big time. It has one of the worst toilet although it is not free...
  • Former church. Damaged and constructed several times. Very nice interior. Not busy at all.
  • Came across this whilst looking for good views of the Valens Aqueduct, didn't enter but walked around it. Another example of a church converted into a mosque.
  • Absolutely amazing piece of history here that is resembling in the buildings design and surroundings.
  • Formerly Byzantine Church, its original shape and bricks is its beauty, but less clean compared other Mosques, need cleaning and its surroundings too

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