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Zeyrek Mosque, Istanbul

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Tour Zeyrek Mosque to see one of the only Byzantine churches to survive Ottoman conquest. As with other Turkish religious sites like the famous Hagia Sofia, this mosque has undergone many changes over the centuries as different empires reigned the capitol. Empress Eirene Komnena originally built a monastery here in the 1100s and dedicated the structure to Christ Pantokrator. During the Ottoman Empire after the fall of Constantinople, the church and adjacent buildings were converted into a school and, later, a mosque. Today you can visit this site in Istanbul's Fatih district for a glimpse into past empires, which are evident in the architecture that has survived several centuries. Add Zeyrek Mosque and other attractions to your Istanbul trip itinerary using our Istanbul tour itinerary builder.
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  • very nice building originally was a church and now serving as a mosque nice view of the golden horn,  more »
  • The best view of the Golden horn is from a cafe/bookstore behind Zeyrek mosque (Pantokrator monastery) , which is called Istanbul Kitapsici , while their menu was more extensive on paper but in...  more »
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  • DescriptionZeyrek Mosque or Monastery of the Pantocrator, is a significant mosque in Istanbul, made of two former Eastern Orthodox churches and a chapel.
  • Marvelous place, well attended and deeply peaceful
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