Church of San Paolo

June 23, 2010 01:37 by haci
Arap Mosque, (name in Turkish: Arap Camii), is a mosque in Istanbul, based upon a former Roman Catholic church devoted to Saint Paul (Italian: San Paolo) and Saint Dominic (Italian: San Domenico). Although the structure was altered during the Ottoman period, it represents the most typical example of... [More]

The Monastery of the Panaghia Hodegetria

June 23, 2010 00:56 by haci
The Monastery of the Panaghia Hodegetria in Constantinople was founded by Saint Pulcheria (399-453), a daughter of Emperor Arcadius. Tradition states that the monastery held the Icon of the Hodegetria, believed to have been painted by Saint Luke. When the icon was sent to Pulcheria, she took a vow... [More]

Pammakaristos Church

June 23, 2010 00:53 by haci
Pammakaristos Church, also known as the Church of Theotokos Pammakaristos (Greek: All-Blessed Mother of God), later known as Fethiye Mosque (Turkish: Fethiye Camii) and today partly a museum, is one of the most famous Byzantine churches in Istanbul, Turkey. The parekklesion, besides being one of the... [More]

The Palace Basilica

June 23, 2010 00:43 by haci
The Palace Basilica is a ruined basilica that was brought to light in the 1937 excavations at the Second Courtyard of Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. Since the name of the church cannot be found, the remains have been named after the location of Topkapı Palace. The basilica was probably construc... [More]

Church of Saint Nicholas of the Caffariotes

June 23, 2010 00:40 by haci
The Kefeli Mosque (Kefeli Camii, meaning the mosque of the Caffariotes, after the inhabitants of the city of caffa in crimea, or also Kefeli Mescidi, where Mescit is the Turkish word for a small mosque) is a former Eastern Orthodox church, later jointly officiated by Roman Catholics and Armenians, a... [More]

The Nea Ekklēsia Church

June 23, 2010 00:13 by haci
The Nea Ekklēsia (Greek: New Church) was a church built by Byzantine Emperor Basil I the Macedonian in Constantinople between the years 876–80. It was the first monumental church built in the Byzantine capital after the Hagia Sophia in the 6th century, and marks the beginning of middle period of Byz... [More]

Chapel of Saint Michael

May 21, 2010 00:15 by haci
The Mosque viewed from north east. From left to right, one can see the apses of the Church of Christ Pantokrator, the Imperial Chapel and the Church of the Theotokos Eleousa. Location The complex is placed in the district of Fatih, in a popular neighborhood which got its name (Zeyrek) from the Mo... [More]

Anglican Church

May 21, 2010 00:05 by haci
It was also called Crimean church. It was built in Beyoglu - Taksim district, on the land donated by Sultan Abdulmecit, between 1858-68 by the British architect G.E. Street in memory of British soldiers who had participated in the Crimean War. All stones used in construction were brought from Malta.... [More]

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

May 19, 2010 02:13 by haci
Located in the Fener region (near Eyup district), between Sadrazam Ali Pasa Street and Incebel Street, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is located in the yard of this church. In 1602, the Patriarch moved to Aya Yorgi, when the site was used as monastery. Since that time, a good many renovations have ... [More]

Bulgarian Church

May 19, 2010 02:01 by haci
This church belongs to the Bulgarian minority and is the most interesting church in Istanbul. The Bulgarian minority of the Ottoman Empire used to pray at the churches of the Fener Orthodox Patriarchy. Due to the nationalistic movements, Bulgarians were allowed to build their own church in the 19th ... [More]

Saint Mary of the Mongols

May 19, 2010 01:21 by haci
Saint Mary of the Mongols  is an Eastern Orthodox church in Istanbul. It is the only Byzantine church of Constantinople that has never been converted to a mosque, always remaining open to the Greek Orthodox Church. Location The church, which usually is not open to the public and lies behind ... [More]

Saint Mary of Blachernae

May 19, 2010 01:10 by haci
Saint Mary of Blachernae (full name in Greek: Θεοτòκος τών Βλαχερνών (pr. Theotókos tón Blachernón); Turkish name: Meryem Ana Kilisesi) is an Eastern Orthodox church in Istanbul. The little edifice, built in 1867, got the same dedication as the shrine erected in this place in the fifth century which... [More]

Church of Saint John the Baptist en to Trullo

May 19, 2010 01:03 by haci
Hirami Ahmet Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Hırami Ahmet Paşa Mescidi) is a former Eastern Orthodox church converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. The small church, one among the 36 dedicated to Saint John the Baptist in Constantinople, was part of a monastery bearing the same name.[1] Its full name was Sa... [More]

Monastery of Stoudios

May 19, 2010 01:00 by haci
Byzantine miniature depicting the Stoudios Monastery and the Propontis (Sea of Marmara).Hagios Ioannes Prodromos en tois Stoudiou (Saint John the Forerunner at Stoudios), often shortened to Stoudios or Stoudion (Latin: Studium), was historically the most important monastery of Constantinople (mod... [More]

Fenari Isa Mosque (Church of St. John the Baptist)

May 19, 2010 00:55 by haci
Fenari Isa Mosque(the Church of St. John the Baptist), is a mosque in Istanbul, made of two former Eastern Orthodox churches. Location The complex is located in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey, along the Vatan Caddesi Avenue, in a modern context. Coloured stone inlay on marble depicting... [More]

Church of the Holy Apostles

May 12, 2010 01:24 by haci
The Church of the Holy Apostles (Greek: Ἅγιοι Ἀπόστολοι, Agioi Apostoloi; Turkish: Havariyyun), also known as the Imperial Polyandreion, was a Christian basilica built in Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, in 550. It was second only to the Church of the Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) among... [More]

Hagia Irene Church

May 11, 2010 02:21 by haci
Hagia Irene or Hagia Eirene (Greek: Ἁγία Εἰρήνη, "Holy Peace", Turkish: Aya İrini), often erroneously rendered in English as St Irene, is a former Eastern Orthodox church located in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. It is open as a museum every day except Monday bu... [More]

Monastery of Gastria

May 11, 2010 02:14 by haci
Sancaktar Hayrettin Mosque (Turkish: Sancaktar Hayrettin Camii; also Sancaktar Hayrettin Mescidi, where Mescit is the Turkish word for a small mosque, or Sancaktar Mescidi) is part of a former Eastern Orthodox monastery converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. It is generally believed that the small... [More]

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

May 11, 2010 01:50 by haci
The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, alternatively known as the St. Esprit Cathedral, Italian: Cattedrale di Santo Spirito, or Cattedrale dello Spirito Santo, located on Cumhuriyet Avenue, 205/B, Harbiye, between Taksim Square and Nişantaşı, is one of the main cathedrals of the Catholic Church in Istan... [More]

Church of the Virgin of the Pharos

May 7, 2010 00:50 by haci
The Church of the Virgin of the Pharos (Greek: Θεοτόκος τοῦ Φάρου, Theotokos tou Pharou) was a Byzantine chapel built in the southern part of the Great Palace of Constantinople, and named after the tower of the lighthouse (pharos) that stood next to it. It housed one of the most important collection... [More]

Church of St Euphemia

May 7, 2010 00:45 by haci
The Church of St Euphemia in the Hippodrome (also known as lying in ta Antiochou, i.e. "the quarters/palaces of Antiochos"[4]) was established in the hexagonal hall probably sometime in the early 7th century, when the original church at Chalcedon was destroyed during the Sassanid Persian i... [More]

Christ of the Chalke

May 7, 2010 00:40 by haci
The Chalke Gate(Greek: Χαλκῆ Πύλη), was the main ceremonial entrance (vestibule) to the Great Palace of Constantinople in the Byzantine period. The name, which means "the Bronze Gate", was given to it either because of the bronze portals or from the gilded bronze tiles used in its roof.[1]... [More]