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Zeyrek Mosque, Istanbul

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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. Add Zeyrek Mosque and other attractions to your Istanbul trip itinerary using our Istanbul tour itinerary builder .
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  • Pantocrator Monastery was built as a complex during the Byzantine Empire. It is a complex consisting of churches, monasteries, elderly houses, hospitals, etc. and was converted into a mosque after the conquest of Istanbul.
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  • It was built in 1124 as a christian complex of all kinds (hospital aged care center library soup kitchen etc.) was converted into a mosque after the conquest of Istanbul in 1453... She's still fascinated by her well-groomed beauty. A view on the hill directly opposite the Suleimaniye mosque... There is a café directly opposite the Istanbul bookstore, which serves mediocre products with wonderful scenery.the café offers a wonderful sunset view including the galata tower.
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  • 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
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