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Zeyrek Mosque, Istanbul

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Tour Zeyrek Mosque to see one of the only Byzantine churches to survive Ottoman conquest. As with other Turkish religious sites like the famous Hagia Sofia, this mosque has undergone many changes over the centuries as different empires reigned the capitol. Empress Eirene Komnena originally built a monastery here in the 1100s and dedicated the structure to Christ Pantokrator. During the Ottoman Empire after the fall of Constantinople, the church and adjacent buildings were converted into a school and, later, a mosque. Today you can visit this site in Istanbul's Fatih district for a glimpse into past empires, which are evident in the architecture that has survived several centuries. Plan your visit to Zeyrek Mosque and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Istanbul vacation trip planner.
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  • Zeyrek Mosque; Located in the heart of Istanbul in unkapanı of Zeyrek İMÇ and fidelity or close to the side, is on the main street. Baxter opens up on the right side of the arch, the 102nd Halice. East is a Roman-era İstanbul also is one of the most important Byzantine structure.
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  • Very beautiful mosque! Preserved from the times of Constantinople. Built in the 12 century Orthodox monastery, after as many buildings became a mosque. Sorry, it has not restored to excellent condition, but still impressive size and history of the mosque/monastery.
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  • Beautiful edifice outside... For the little that we can see because it is in restoration. A brief overview of the inside: renovated in mosque... That seems to have distorted the place. However discovery of the popular area around, and it's just magic!
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  • beautiful church-mosque, currently the renovation is nearly complete. Panoramic terrace excellent.
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  • Historical mosques
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  • Church of Christ Pantocrator. Founded by Juan Comneno between 1118 and 1136.
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  • Restoration continues, I can't wait to finish as soon as possible. I couldn't see inside because prayer time, but looking from the outside, a great work, as well as at the beginning of a historic atmosphere and awesome views of Culture OVER the Café. Mehmet Emin on the coasts and to the tomb of Prophet Terry neighbor. One of the sights of Istanbul. 3 birds with one stone.
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