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Zeyrek Mosque, Istanbul

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Religious Site · Historic Site
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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. Plan your visit to Zeyrek Mosque and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Istanbul tour itinerary builder.
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  • 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... 
    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, 
    very nice building originally was a church and now serving as a mosque nice view of the golden horn,  more »
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  • A nice mosque a little outside of the city center with a nearby Restaurant that also has a view over the city and it is cheap.
  • Beautiful historic mosque. It actually housed the first madrassa after the conquest of istanbul.

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