Church Of St. George, Istanbul

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Church Of St. George, Istanbul - Address, Phone Number

Address: Istanbul, Yavuz Sultan Selim, 34083 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey

Phone: +90-2125211921

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

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Known as the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Chuch of St. George has been the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the senior patriarchate of the Greek Orthodox Church. Dedicated to the Christian martyr Saint George, this church has been operating as the centre of the Eastern Christian church ever since the Constantine moved the Roman capital here in the 4th century. The main features of this church are: the patriarchal throne which is believed to date back to 5th century, three rare mosaic icons and the column of Flagellation to which Jesus was tied and whipped amongst others.

Church Of St. George Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

How To reach Church Of St. George by Public Transport

  • By Bus: 33ES, 44B, 36C, 90, 399B&C from Eminönü, 55T from Taksim

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  • As this is very much an active religious site the only part open to the public is the church. While the architecture is simple the interior is magnificent. Make sure to grab the brochure in the entry to get an explanation of some of the churches more interesting items.

  • A blessed visit to the placethat stands for love, unity and understanting among Christian homologies.

  • Visit Constantinople in Istanbul! It's a very important church and a great spot to understand the Greek history and Orthodox religion.

  • The current Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Church. Very nice inside, limited hours.

  • A place of deep significance for Orthodox Christians, and well worth a visit for those interested in architecture and the history of this amazing city.

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