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Oldest And Historical Churches In Istanbul

Buyukada Hagia Yorgi Monastery
Coordinates: 40°50′55″N 29°7′8″E
Aya Yorgi Monastery
Basic knowledge
Location Buyukada, Istanbul
Coordinates 40°50′55″N 29°7′8″E
Faith Eastern Orthodox
Architectural
Architectural type Patriarchate
Completion 1909
Aya Yorgi Monastery is a monastery located on Buyukada

According to the information obtained from the Patriarchate records, the construction date of the Aya Yorgi Monastery is 1751. The small church, chapel and prayer place built on this date is known as the old church and is a two-storey, tiled building. The church made of cut stone behind the bell tower on the hill is the new Hagia Yorgi Church and was built in 1905 and opened for use in 1909.

 

 

Church of the Apostle
Basic knowledge
Location Istanbul
Coordinates 41°1′11″N 28°56′59″E
faith Christianity
The situation collapsed in 1461[citation needed]
Architectural
Construction start 550

The Church of the Apostles (Greek: Άγιοι Απόστολοι; Agioi Apostoloi, Holy Apostles) is a Christian basilica built in Istanbul in 550. It is also known as the imperial polyandryon. It was built within 400 meters of the Constantine walls from the summit of the fourth hill.[1] After the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottomans, it was used as the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate for a short time. It was demolished in 1461 and replaced by Fatih Mosque. The sarcophagi of the emperors and holy persons are preserved in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum.

There is also the Church of the Apostle in Antakya and Kars. The building in Kars is used as a mosque today.

 

 

Kumkapi Ayia Kiriaki Church

Ayia Kiriaki Greek Orthodox Church

Basic knowledge
Location Kumkapi, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 41°0′17.532″N 28°57′58.284″E
Faith Greek Orthodox
Architectural
Architect(s) Periklis Fotiatis
Completion 1894
Features
Bell tower number 2
Ayia Kiriaki Greek Orthodox Church is a Greek Orthodox church located in the Kumkapı district of Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey.

The church, which was originally built in the 16th century, was rebuilt in 1730, 1865 and 1894. The architect of the present church, which was built in 1894, is Periklis Fotiatis.[1]

references
^ “Kumkapi Ayia Kiriaki Greek Church”. Tas-istanbul. Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Accessed June 22, 2016.

 

 

Elpida Greek Orthodox Church

Ayia Panayia Elpida Greek Orthodox Church
Basic knowledge
Location Kumkapi, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 41°0′28″N 28°57′41″E
Faith Greek Orthodox
Architectural
Architect(s) Vasilios Tsilenis
Completion 1895
Features
Bell tower number 2
Ayia Panayia Elpida Greek Orthodox Church is a Greek Orthodox church located in the Kumkapı district of Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey.

The first church, whose date of construction is unknown, was rebuilt in 1652 after a fire, and since this building was destroyed, the church was rebuilt in 1895 by the architect Vasilios Tsilenis. There are two bell towers in the north and south of the structure, which was built on an east-west axis.[1]

references
^ “Kumkapi Ayia Panayia Elpida Greek Church”. Tas-istanbul. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Accessed May 29, 2016.

 

Aya Mina Church is a Greek Orthodox church located in the Samatya district of the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. It was built by the architect Konstantis Yolasığmazis in 1833 on the Early Christian Martirion of St. Polycarpos, which was built in the 4th or 5th century.

Location: Ayanikola Greek Church
Address: Kocamustafapasa, Bestekar Hakkı Sk. No:1, 34098 Fatih/Istanbul
Opening date: 1833
Founder: Helena
Architect(s): Konstantis Yolasığmazis
Groundbreaking date: 1833

 

Edirnekapi Aya Yorgi Church

Aya Yorgi Church or Ayios Yeoryios Church is a Greek Orthodox church located in Edirnekapı, Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey.

The present building of the church, whose first construction dates back to the period of the Eastern Roman Empire, was built in 1836 by Cross Nicholas.[1] Patriarch VI. The building, which was built by Gregorios, is a registered cultural property today.[2]

Location Edirnekapi, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 41°2′9″N 28°56′14″E
Faith Greek Orthodox
Architectural
Architect(s) Cross Nicholas
Completion 1836

 

Aya Dimitri Church or Ayios Dimitrios Kanun Church is a Greek Orthodox church located in Ayvansaray, Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey.

Built in 1204, the church was built in 1730 by Patriarch II. It was rebuilt during the reign of Paisios. The church, which was later restored in 1933 and 1960, is open to worship.[1]

Church of Hagia Dimitri
Basic knowledge
Location Ayvansaray, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Faith Greek Orthodox
Architectural
Completion 1204

 

Panayia Balino Church is a Greek Orthodox church located in Ayvansaray, Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey.

Built in the 16th century, the church was rebuilt in the 18th century after a fire. The church, which was restored in 1843, 1877, 1912 and 1992, has a rectangular basilica plan and includes Ayios Menas Ayazma.[1]

Basic knowledge
Location Ayvansaray, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 41°2′22″N 28°56′22″E
Faith Greek Orthodox
Architectural
Completion 16th century

 

Ayias Paraskevi Church is a Greek Orthodox church located in Hasköy, Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey.

The church, which was built in 1692, underwent an extensive restoration in 1833 during the reign of Patriarch Constantine I, and was last restored in 1958 during the reign of Patriarch Athenagoras I.[1]

Basic knowledge
Location Hasköy, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 41°2′30″N 28°57′11″E
Faith Greek Orthodox
Architectural
Completion 1692

 

 

Hagia Dimitri Church is a Greek Orthodox Church located in Kurtuluş (Tatavla) district of Istanbul, Turkey. There is a cemetery in the churchyard that was used until 1865. The church is open for worship every day of the week.[1]

Basic knowledge
Location Tatavla, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 41°0′35″N 28°58′52″E
Faith Greek Orthodox
Architectural
Architectural type Church
Beginning of construction 16th century

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