St Anthony of Padua Church - St Antoine, Istanbul

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    St Antonio di Padova

    by fachd Updated Apr 12, 2008

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    While strolling along at Ystiklal Cadessi we found St Antonio di Padova a vibrant pink cathedral. It is the largest Roman Catholic Cathedral in Istanbul. Originally the cathedral was built by Italian community in 1725. Later it was demolished and replaced by what it is now. The cathedral has neo gothic style.

    It is worthwhile visiting St Antonio because you will not see many Christian cathedral in Istanbul. Presently the cathedral is run by catholic priest from Italy. If you are happen to be a Roman Catholic you can attend Saturday and Sunday mass.

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    Saint Anthony Catholic Church

    by Mikebb Updated Mar 2, 2012

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    Approximately half way down Istikal Caddesi we were surprised to see a Saint Anthony Catholic Church. As yet we had not walked past any Mosques.

    The present Neo Gothic Building dates from 1912. Mass is held weekly in the church. We did not go inside.

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    THE MOST VISITED CHURCH OF ISTANBUL

    by neodue Written May 2, 2008

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    Pratically it s St.Sophia but it s a museum now.Most visited alive churc of Istanbul is St.Anthony
    Catholich church.Italians are directing the church.It s a Fransiscan church.Real name of the Church is San Antonio di Padua Church.

    St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral, alternatively known as Sant'Antonio di Padova Cathedral, S. Antonio di Padova, St. Antoine or St. Antuan, is the largest cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located on Ýstiklal Avenue in the Beyoðlu district.

    Along with the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (1846) in the Harbiye district, St. Louis of the French (1581) and Santa Maria Draperis in Beyoðlu, Sts. Peter and Paul (1841) in Galata, Assumption Church in the Moda quarter of Kadýköy, St. Stephen in Yeþilköy and Bakýrköy Church in Bakýrköy, it is one of the most important Catholic churches in Istanbul, and among them has the largest community following its masses.

    The original St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral was built in 1725 by the local Italian community of Istanbul, but was later demolished and replaced with the current building which was constructed on the same location. The current St. Anthony of Padua, along with its adjacent buildings (known as the St. Antoine Apartmanlarý) on Ýstiklal Avenue, was built between 1906 and 1912 in the Venetian Neo-Gothic style, and was likewise edificed by the local Italian community of the city, mostly of Genoese and Venetian descent, who amounted to 40,000 people at the turn of the 20th century. The building was designed by the Istanbulite Levantino Italian architect Giulio Mongeri, who also designed many other important buildings in Istanbul and Ankara; such as the Maçka Palas (which houses Armani Café and Gucci) in Niþantaþý and the Neo-Byzantine style Karaköy Palas bank building in Karaköy (Galata), Istanbul; as well as the first headquarters of Türkiye Ýþ Bankasý in Ankara.

    The cathedral is run by Italian priests. Saturday mass is in Italian and begins at 19:00, Sunday mass is in English and begins at 10:00, and Tuesday mass is in Turkish and begins at 11:00.

    Pope John XXIII preached in this church for 10 years, when he was the Vatican's ambassador to Turkey before being elected as pope. He is known in Turkey with the nickname "The Turkish Pope" because of his fluent Turkish and his often expressed love for Turkey and the city of Istanbul.

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    St. Antoine Church

    by ozalp Updated Sep 28, 2006

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    This Catholic Church is the biggest one in Istanbul. Its architect was Mongeri. It was built in Italian Gothic Style at first quarter of 20th century.
    There was the Concordia Theatre, an important place for the night life of the era, before St. Antuan at the very same location in 1913.
    The church is separated from Istiklal Caddesi with some additional multipurpose buildings and a paved inner courtyard.

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    St.Anthony Catholic Church

    by neodue Written Mar 27, 2008

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    A Neo Gothic church in Istanbul.It is one of best examples of NEO GOTHIC style.It is hidden church too.By the street there is a huge building and in the garden they build the churc.
    It is very busy church with lots of local christian and muslim visitors and tourists.

    It is open everyday and you can go there and pray to god.In the garden there is a statue of Turkish POPE.It has been built in the beginning of the 20th Century.

    For a NEO GOTHIC dinner you check the Photos and enjoy it.

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    St. Anthony of Padua church

    by Raimix Updated Feb 7, 2012

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    St. Anthony of Padua church is the largest Catholic church in Istanbul. The first church here was built in 1725 by local Italian community. Later it was demolished and only in 1912 new one appeared, as it is now.

    Church is built in neo - Gothic style, more similar to Venice Gothic. It was built more deep into street, as to built to the street, visible one, was prohibited.

    I expected to see Catholic churches here, in Istanbul, and it was quite back - home feeling after investigating so much mosques outside and inside.

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    Sant' Antonio Kilisesi

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 11, 2011

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    The Sant' Antonio Kilisesi (St. Anthony of Padua Church) is the biggest church building of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul.

    The building was designed by the architect Giulio Mongeri and constructed between 1906 and 1912 in the Venetian Neo-Gothic style.

    In front of the church is a statue of Pope John XXIII a.k.a. the "Turkish" Pope.

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    Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Istanbul, TR

    by TrendsetterME Updated May 23, 2013

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    St. Anthony of Padua Church, alternatively known as the Sant'Antonio di Padova Church, S. Antonio di Padova, St. Antoine or locally as Sent Antuan, is the largest church of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul.

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    It is located on İstiklal Avenue in the Beyoğlu district. Along with the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (1846) in the Harbiye district, St. Louis of the French (1581) and Santa Maria Draperis in Beyoglu, Sts. Peter and Paul (1841) in Galata, Assumption Church in the Moda quarter of Kadıkoy, St. Stephen in Yesilkoy and Bakırkoy Church in Bakırkoy, St. Anthony of Padua is one of the most important Catholic churches in Istanbul and among them has the largest community following its Masses.

    The original St. Anthony of Padua Church was built in 1725 by the local Italian community of Istanbul but was later demolished and replaced with the current building which was constructed on the same location. The current St. Anthony of Padua, along with its adjacent buildings (known as the St. Antoine Apartmanları) on İstiklal Avenue, was built between 1906 and 1912 in the Venetian Neo-Gothic style, and was likewise edificed by the local Italian community of the city.

    The building was designed by the Istanbulite Levantine architect Giulio Mongeri, who also designed many other important buildings in Istanbul and Ankara; such as the Macka Palas (which houses Armani Café and Gucci) in Nisantaşı and the Neo-Byzantine style Karakoy Palas bank building in Karakoy (Galata), Istanbul; as well as the first headquarters of Turkiye İs Bankası in Ankara.

    The church is considered a minor basilica and is run by Italian priests. Saturday Mass is in Italian and begins at 19:00, Sunday Mass is 9:30 in Polish, 10:00 in English and 17:00 in Turkish, and Tuesday Mass is in Turkish and begins at 11:00. Weekday Masses are in English at 8:00.

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    San Antonio di Padova

    by MM212 Updated Mar 1, 2010

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    Tucked away in a small courtyard off Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul's largest church is dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padova. Referred to in Turkish as Padovali Sent Antuan Latin Katolik Kilisesi, this Roman Catholic church was built in 1912 by the Istanbul-born Italian architect, Giulio Mongeri, in an Italian Gothic style. The church continues to be run by Italian priests.

    San Antonio di Padova - Aug 04 Gothic arcade leading into İstiklal Caddesi Buildings hiding the church - Aug 04
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    St Anthony church

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

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    The biggest catholic church in Istanbul was erected by the Italians, and dedicated to St Anthony of Padua, WHO WAS NOT FROM PADUA BUT FROM LISBON!

    The church built in the 18th century was later replaced by the actual one, built in 1912 in the Venetian neo-Gothic style.

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    S. Antonio di Padova Church

    by mikey_e Written Dec 7, 2012

    It’s hard to miss the San Antonio di Padova church, as its deep pink façade contrasts with the neo-Classical and occasionally orientalist architecture of the surrounding buildings and side streets. This is one of two Roman Catholic churches on the avenue, and is one of the most important Roman Catholic churches in the city. Although a church has stood on this spot since the 1720s, the current structure was constructed a decade before the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, after the turn of the 20th century. Its neo-Gothic design was inspired by Venetian models, and indeed the church was patronized heavily by the Venetian and Genoese communities in the city, although it currently offers mass in Italian, Turkish, Polish and English. The European-ness of the church is almost shocking, given that most churches in Istanbul are of Greek or Armenian leanings and thus tend towards Levantine and Eastern design, rather than European designs. The church is completely open to the public for visits, and many tourists do in fact wander in to take pictures.

    S. Antonio di Padova Church Close-up of the fa��ade Entrance from behind The nave Detail of the entrance
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    Church of San Antonio di Padua

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 2, 2010

    This church is located along the famous Istiklal Caddesi (meaning Independence Avenue) in the European part of the city. It was built between 1906 and 1912 in the Venetian Neo-Gothic style and is the largest Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul and is run by Italian priests.

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