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Constantinople Small-Group Tour of Istanbul with Lunch
"Begin your small-group tour with a pickup from your centrally located Istanbul hotel. Aboard your air-conditioned minivan learn about Istanbul when it was Constantinople capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.Stop at the Sarachane district on the city’s European side to stroll around the ruins of the 6th-century St Polyeuktos church once one of Constantinople’s most significant Christian places of worship. Admire its carved remnants and then make your way to the 12th-century Church of the Pantocrator another important Constantinople landmark. View this former monastery church now a mosque
From EUR90.00
 
Private Tour: Hidden Istanbul
"We will pick you up from your hotel or cruise port and start the tour by having a panoramic visit through the Golden Horn where we get to see the famous Kadir Has Universitythe Church of Aya Nikola (Santa Claus) the Greek Red Schoolthe Greek-Ortodoks PatriarchateSveti Stefan Bulgarian Churcthe city walls of the old Constantinople and the dungeons of Anemas.Then we will start with our visits to the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque (built in between 1562-1565 by the great architect Sinandedicated to the beloved daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent than respectively the Chora Museum
From EUR350.00
 
Golden Horn Half Day Morning Tour in Istanbul
"Meet up in the morning to begin this half-day tour of Istanbul by food cable car and boat. First ascend up Pierre Loti Hill via cable car to see a large swath of this historic metropolis. See walls of Constantinople Chora Church Topkapi Gate and the Castle of Seven Towers. After board a comfortable boat and cruise around Istanbul
From EUR35.00

Chora Church & Museum - Kariye Museum Tips (51)

Chora Museum or Kariye

Chora Church (Kariye Camii in Turkish) is the most interesting Byzantine church after Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. The importance of the church does not come from the building itself , the frescoes and...
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traveloturc
May 24, 2013

Chora Museum

Beautiful Chora mosaics and frescoes from the last period of Byzantine painting...I have been to the Church twice...I had seen there in my dream before I had visited so it is one of the important...
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ani_istanbul
Sep 16, 2004

Chora Museum

Chora Church (Kariye Camisi in Turkish) is the most interesting Byzantine church after Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. The importance of the church does not come from the building itself , the frescoes and...
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Arkeolog
Feb 25, 2009

A Highlight of Our Trip

The Kariye Museum occupies an 11th Century church built under the auspices of Maria Dukaina, the mother in law of Emperor Alexius I Comnenus whose appeals to the west for aid against the Selcuk Turks...
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nicolaitan
Apr 25, 2009

Chora museum II

The mosaics in Chora Museum dates back to 14th C and they can be divided into 4 parts, the ones on the nave, outer narthex(entrance), inner narthex and frescoes in pareclession(funerary chapel)Nave;...
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traveloturc
Jan 04, 2007

The Stunning Mosaics and Frescoes

For those with an interest in sacred art, the Kariye Museum is about as close to "heaven on earth" as you are likely to get. The frescoes and mosaics covering the walls, ceilings, and domes of the...
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nicolaitan
Apr 27, 2009

The Stars of the Show

IMAGE 1 - The Dormition - The death of Mary is a frequent image in Byzantine sacred art, here notable for the bright coloration and intense facial expressions. Sitting over Mary is Jesus holding a...
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nicolaitan
May 03, 2009

Kariye Muzesi

The Kariye Muzesi, formerly the Chora Church and then the Kariye Camii, which was established in the 3rd century when it was literally out in the country. Chora means "country". However over time the...
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Hopkid
Apr 22, 2008

St. Chora Church

A five-minute walk from Blachernae Palace, St. Chora Church is a lavish example of 11th century Byzantine architecture and craftsmanship. Like Hagia Sophia, its frescos and mosaics were covered up by...
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midnight_mike
Jun 15, 2006

Byzantine frescoes & mosaics: Kariye museum

The church of Chora, or 'Kariye museum', is an C11th building near the old city walls. Breathtaking C13th mosaics and fescos of Christ and the Virgin and various saints. This is a jewel-like place....
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Spincat
Dec 29, 2006

KARIYE (CHORA)MUSEUM

My childhood passed aorund this Quarter.My relatives and us living in this neigbourhood.It wasa forgotten and dirty quarter with friendly and poor people.We were playing game in the dust around those...
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neodue
Apr 15, 2008

The St. Savior in Chora Church (Kariye Camii)

The Chora Church, which today is known at the Kariye Camii, is one those monuments that bus groups frequent and justifably so. There has been a church here since the 4th century but the present...
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Paul2001
Feb 04, 2005
 
 
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  • Tuesday 09:00 to 16:30
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