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  2. Istanbul
  3. Chora Church

Istanbul: Guided St. Chora Church Museum Visit

Product ID: 227203
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Experience the Church of the Holy Savior in Chora, a Medieval Byzantine Greek Orthodox church which has been preserved as the Chora Museum in the Edirnekapı neighborhood of Istanbul. Wander around this 4th-century construction with an experienced guide.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora
  • Walk through a Medieval Byzantine Greek Orthodox church
  • Encounter an early 4th-century church
Full description
At about 2:45PM, you will be met with your guide at the main entry of the Church of the Holy Savior in Chora. This construction is a Medieval Byzantine Greek Orthodox church, which has been preserved as the Chora Museum in the Edirnekapı neighborhood of Istanbul.

The neighborhood is situated in the western part of the municipality of the Fatih district. During the Ottoman Era In the 16th century, the church was converted into a mosque, before later becoming a museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered with some of the oldest and finest surviving Byzantine mosaics and frescoes; which were uncovered and restored after the building was secularized and turned into a museum.

The Chora Church was originally built as part of a monastery complex outside the walls of Constantinople, to the south of the Golden Horn. Literally translated, the church's full name was the "Church of the Holy Savior in the Country", although "The Church of the Holy Redeemer in the Fields" would be a more natural rendering of the name in English.
Includes
  • English-speaking professional and licensed guide
  • Entry fee to the museum
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Infants are free of charge below 2 years of age
• This tour can only operate on Mondays and Tuesdays