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Cathedral Church of St George

Fener Rum Patrikhanesi | Sadrazam Ali Pasa Cadesi, Fener, Istanbul 342 20, Turkey
+90 212 635 40 22
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2 Dec 2017
“Beautiful old Church”
20 Mar 2017
“Excellent”
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Fener Rum Patrikhanesi | Sadrazam Ali Pasa Cadesi, Fener, Istanbul 342 20, Turkey
Fener & Balat
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+90 212 635 40 22
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Its around 20 minutes waking distance from the Chora Church. Having come so far , it was indeed a visit worth taking to this important place. Asked about the location at the Chora Church and they were very nice to provide directions.There were not many...More

1  Thank Canute M
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Beautiful churc located next to Ekumenical Patriarchate.Very old church with breattaking decorated iconostas and interior.This is an active church with regular Sunday mases.

1  Thank Faraway63
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

It wasn't easy to find as there is little signage. I don't really think it's worth the time it takes to get here. I also found some of the staff rude & unwelcoming to tourists.

1  Thank Eliza B
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

the home of the Eastern Orthodox Church is very modest by Roman Catholic standards. The Church of St. George is a modest church surpassed by numerous Orthodox churches and cathedrals throughout the world. The lodging of the Ecumenical Patriarch and accompanying offices also pale by...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Whilst asking for directions to another attraction, a local young man told us to visit the Greek Orthodox Church. We walked from the Chora Church, along the coast and discovered a lovely part of Istanbul, Fener, and a neighbourhood of quaint and arty cafes -...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2015

I don't know why this place isn't a top place in Istanbul guides. This a very interesting place to visit - an island of Christianity in Turkey. It's not easy to get to this place though. You can't visit it by metro or tram. The...More

2  Thank Volodymyr_UA
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

It's old Greek patriarkhate cathedr al. Itis quite interesting place to know the Greeks history of Constantinopol.

1  Thank SNR79
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Reviewed 13 March 2015

I wouldn´t dare visiting Constantinople (now called Istambul) withouth visiting the last place where the millenia tradition still is alive and kept by the Patriarchate. Even if the church itself has not the size or grandeur of many others as Hagia Sophia, the fact remains...More

1  Thank Hor-em-akhet
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Reviewed 9 February 2015

Regardless if you are a christian or not, this is one of "the" places to visit in Istanbul. The history behind this building (and the overall neighbourhood) is great. It is a very beautiful church in which you can find 4 saints' remains. Would recommend...More

1  Thank gkullis
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Most famous Greek Orthodox Church in Turkey. Beautiful inside and loaded with impressive icons. Site of the murder of a Greek Orthodox priest in the 1820s.

3  Thank Americandiva
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Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of
Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community,
the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and
some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art
in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to
witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving
ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene
shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
...More
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