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little bit hidden but worth the visit....

One of the oldest churches and probably one of the smallest christian communities - the church's... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2014
jean - paul P
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Kusadasi, Turkey
A Chaldean Catholic Church

Mar Petyun is a 17 th century church , located in the old city, once used as the Patriarch of... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2012
aguvenis
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Beautiful little church hidden away”
10 Nov 2015
“Hidden church in old city”
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a very simple church, but a real treasure. It may date back to the C3rd-5th ce, and is remarkable for the painted icons with 3-dimensional hands. A really charming experience. Visited in May.

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Reviewed 10 November 2015

Combined with old city walking, visit to Great Mosque, Four Legged Minaret, and Hasan Pasa Hani, this hidden church can be visited in one walking trip. A small catholic church which may be still active or used, it would be worthy. The building is very...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

One of the oldest churches and probably one of the smallest christian communities - the church's architecture is nice and typical for the Middle East. Belltower is still intact! BEWARE OF THIEFS: I visited the aerea several times and ON EACH OCCASION young boys of...More

Thank jean - paul P
Reviewed 5 April 2013

This church is rather dark inside but at the same time this gives it a special atmosphere. As they are restoring the place they cannot always hear you knock on the door so knock it hard and often if needed. On the site one half...More

2  Thank IlseNS
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Mar Petyun is a 17 th century church , located in the old city, once used as the Patriarch of Chaldean Catholic Church refered as Church of the East and currently used by the Chaldenean community of ten families left in Diyarbakır. Chaldeneans, among the...More

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