Churches


Bulgarian Church

The Bulgarian church, apart from being a church in a city full of mosques, isn't very special. Until you hit a column and hear "Toingg!" The church is made completely out of iron. It is built in pieces in Austria and transported by boat to Istanbul and put together here.

Bulgarian church (outside)

Bulgarian church (inside) A cross
Chora church

Chora church

Quite close is the Chora church. As many places, it has a second name: Kariye mosque. Like the Hagia Sofia it was built as a Byzantine church and later used as a mosque. And like the Hagia Sofia, a lot of frescos and mosaics are still there. A difference is that the Chora church is really filled to the top with mosaics, and most of them are still in a good condition. Some people must have had a lot of time.

Mosaics

Inside the church

Mosaics

Fresco