Kariye Museum

Local nameKariye Müzesi
LocationIstanbul, Turkey

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.

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Opening hours

Summer Season: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Winter Season: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed on Wednesdays.

Admission

General admission: TRY 15

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chora_Church

Official website http://kariye.muze.gov.tr/en

Email kariye@muze.gov.tr

Phone 0212 631 92 41

Address Fatih, İstanbul

Coordinates 41°1'52.339" N 28°56'20.497" E

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