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Fethiye Camii (Pammakaristos Church)

Fethiyekapisi Sok, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 17 50
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Intriguing survival of Byzantine church architecture and mosaicwork

This site is a bit tucked away, but worth the effort of seeking it out. What actually survives is... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Golden Byzantine Mosaics

This small church is off-the-beaten track, probably due to its dimunitive size. Unless you are some... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Raymond W
Chengdu, China
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Fethiyekapisi Sok, Istanbul, Turkey
Fener & Balat
+90 212 522 17 50
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This site is a bit tucked away, but worth the effort of seeking it out. What actually survives is the chapel of the former church, the rest of the church site now being a mosque. The mosaic date from about 1310, and some look as...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This small church is off-the-beaten track, probably due to its dimunitive size. Unless you are some sort of Byzantine art expert, it is hard to imagine you spending more than about twenty minutes here. There are only a few panels of golden mosaics still intact,...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is a must. Also you will see some of the adjoining city neighbourhoods, very colourful. Not far from Chora museum and other tourist attractions so you can visit all of them in one go.

Thank Tania S
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This building is today the Fethiye Mosque in the Carsamba neighbourhood of Istanbul. A small part of the building is open as a museum. This is a beautiful example of Byzantine architecture and inside you will still find some good examples of the orginal mosaics....More

Thank Helena B
Reviewed 12 October 2016

In the historic peninsula of Istanbul, you will find this little old church converted to mosque and preserved through years. It is discovered in 1949 and restored. Another beautiful piece of Byzantium architecture you can find still.

Thank jrkelesoglu
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We took a cab here from the Sulemaniye Mosque and glad we did since the roads are windy, narrow, not marked well, and did not see nearby public transportation. It's a former Byzantine church build circa 1200 AD and was neglected for a considerable period....More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Very good A Camii it's hard to find but you can visit old town and very good a place we really appreciate to see that...

Thank Yorgun2134
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I understand the trams much better than the bus system, so I took the M1 to Emmiyet Fatih. After exiting the station, I followed a screenshot of the map from off tripadvisor. I took an almost immediate right off the main road onto Aksemsettin Road....More

1  Thank sousmarins
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Fethiye Camii. Close to the cistern is the Church of Theotokos Pammakaritos, "All-Blessed Mother of God". The building, constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries, is located in the Çarşamba neighbourhood, within the district of Fatih, inside the walled city, overlooks the Golden Horn ....More

1  Thank hayesy2015
Reviewed 11 January 2016

To see an example of christian church in the middle of Islamic Istanbul is just perfect. It's a small place but mosaics are just stunning. It's not so easy to find, you have to walk up the hill but you need to see this.

1  Thank Filip M
Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of
Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community,
the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and
some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art
in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to
witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving
ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene
shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
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