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. Plan your visit to Zeyrek Mosque and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Istanbul tour itinerary builder.
Zeyrek Mosque reviews
Molla Zeyrek Camii known as previously Pantokrator Monastery was converted to mosque after 1453 Constantinople conquest. During the Byzantine period, it functioned as the imperial cemetery of the... more »
very nice building originally was a church and now serving as a mosque nice view of the golden horn, more »
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
Plan your trip to Istanbul
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Istanbul
Museums in Istanbul
Historic Sites in Istanbul
Shopping in Istanbul
Hidden gems in Istanbul
Nearby attractions in Istanbul
Trips to Zeyrek Mosque by other users
9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM QATAR Istanbul Oludeniz Pamukkale 30 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Cistern Art Gallery Sultan Ahmed Mosque Obelisk of Theodosius 15 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Caferiye Tekkesi Hagia Sophia Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam 8 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM ISRAEL Historic Areas of Istanbul Basilica Cistern Hagia Sophia 13 days in Istanbul, Antalya & Cappadocia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Istanbul Antalya Goreme 59 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Istanbul Goreme Kemer