Chora Church – Istanbul Attractions
Chora Church Information
There is no longer any evidence of the church which was built originally under this name along the Golden Horn. The existing church was built in the 11th century and was remodeled in the 12th century.
Two hundred years later, it received a further remodeling following the Latin occupation, which saw the inner narthex rebuilt and the addition of an outer narthex.In the early 16th century, it was converted to a mosque, but now serves as a museum.
In the church, there are beautiful mosaics depicting the life of Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, as well as many attractive frescoes. In fact, these are the most well preserved mosaics and frescoes from the Roman era in Turkey.
Architect / Style: Byzantine style Open Days: Every day, except Wednesdays Recommended The Ultimate Tour – Old City & Bosphorus in 1 Day – See as much as possible!
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