Chora Church

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General Information

Chora Church (Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora) is a Greek Orthodox church that is preserved as a museum and is situated in Istanbul, Turkey. The church is a beautiful Byzantine building that was built in the 11th century. The building stopped serving as a church when the Ottomans took over the city, they turned it into a mosque. It was turned into a museum in 1948. The museum displays the churches Byzantine mosaics and frescoes which are some of the oldest and finest to be seen in the world.

Getting there

The museum is situated in the Edirnekapi neighbourhood of Istanbul. The 28, 31, 32, 35 and 36 buses stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open to visitors daily, 9am-7pm in the summer months and 9am-5pm in the winter months. Entrance to the museum costs 30TL for adults and it is free entry for children.

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  • Dervişali Mahallesi, Kariye Cami Sk. No:8, 34087 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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  • +90 212 631 92 41

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