Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi, Istanbul

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Consecrated in the 13th century, Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi 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 find out how to plan a trip to Istanbul, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The Church is really small and it is always closed. You have to ring to get open. It is one of the oldest Orthodox churches in Istanbul and is to the right of the Patriarchate (Greek high school now). Photos on tripadvisor refer to patriarchy and not to the Church
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  • In Eyüp ship reaches the Fener on a hill in front of large red-brown is building a respectable showing. 辿り着けました nature and climbing the Hill to target it. Looks really fine decoration and appearance alone is not allowed in the value is. Would you feel like if we were in other countries like Turkey, not friendly.
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  • Must be corrected in the wrong name, this is where you can see the Lighthouse tırmandığınızda in fener Greek high school and middle school in a very magnificent man entry but angle too steep, you need to look at from the bottom upwards. If you climb up one of the more beautiful. Typically it is mixed with patrikane, but patrikane is a non-glamorous building full non-appearance tersind. From here you have a very nice dığınızds cafe released downward (fig tree), you can have coffee there.
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