Church Of St. GeorgeCurrently Closed
- Address: Istanbul, Yavuz Sultan Selim, 34083 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +90-2125211921
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
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.
- Entry is free.
- By Bus: 33ES, 44B, 36C, 90, 399B&C from Eminönü, 55T from Taksim
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2.8% of people who visit Istanbul include Church Of St. George in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
61.36% of people start their Church Of St. George visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Church Of St. George
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A much must visit when your in town. Great to see this place in good condition.
....Its always an escapade of its own for us when we can visit places that has been preserved for hundreds of years and is still in mint condition now! As this Greek Patriarchate is real-lii a sight especial-lii inside as everything thing seems to be made of Gold! The inside is an absolute must see when in this part of Istanbul!............
It was aaaweesommeee just to see the inside architecture .. even if you are not sn orthodox you shouuld see this awesome building.. the security near to this place told me that the hagia sophia was once upon a time the "mekka" of the orthdox people. But after Fatih Sultan Mehmet conquer constantinople and made it to Istanbul he spoke to the orthodox people that they can live in Istanbul in peace on condition to live in peace with the new nation who will there. The muslims. So Fatih s. MEHMET said also that they will be able to live their religion in a clear way. In the same way befire he conquerored istanbul. Therefore he build up a new "mekka" for them. After a few time the orthosox people decided that their building should stand somewhere else. They talk to The Sultan he helped them to build up the new church to a new city. After a few time to the time of one of the last and best Sultans in ottoman empire if the time of "abdülhamit" orthodox people ask for another maybe in their opinion in a better place. They wanted to have their new building in balat, where this church stands now. Abdulhamit wanted that everyone in his country feel comfortable so he said that everything they also wanted to should be the best. Even if it is not real gold it shine so bright that its a real beauty. Inside and outside.But near to this chruch is the main centre from orthodox people. Orthodox people pilgrim to this places twice a year. One is on Eastern and the other one is in christmas. The turkish state also tolerate and respect orthidox people and to the time of the minister turgut özal not this church but the main building where orthodox people do pilgrim became refreshed. Everything religion and every nation will be welcome in turkey but if they want to break the peace and wanna bring war in this country its nothing false when turkish people dont wanna hear see or will welcome you in their country. Its purely comprehensible.
...was dark inside. But nice to see.
Gorgeous! It is so beautiful!