One of the world's leading showcases of Byzantine art with astonishing frescoes and mosaics. The mosaics depict a variety of biblical stories from Joseph's dream to flight into Egypt.
The church was turned into a mosque in 15th century and the mosaics were covered with a plaster. They were restored in 1948 and the building serves as a museum these days.
Summer Season: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Winter Season: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Wednesdays.
General admission: TRY 15
Official Website https://muze.gen.tr/muze-detay/kariye
Phone 0212 631 92 41
Address Kariye Müzesi, Avcıbey Mh., Kariye Türbesi Sokak 16, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 41°1'52.339" N 28°56'20.497" E