St. Stephan Bulgarian Church

  • Address: Balat, Bulgar Kilisesi, 34087 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey, Istanbul
  • Phone: +90212-5211121
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids

Made entirely of cast iron, the marvelous and richly ornamented St. Stephan Bulgarian Church is a Bulgarian Orthodox Church located in Fatih, Istanbul. One of the few surviving prefabricated cast iron churches in the world, the St. Stephan Bulgarian Church is a must see on your Istanbul visit.

Trivia: The church structure was cast in Vienna and then was floated down the Danube on over 100 barges! It was then assembled and bolted together in Istanbul in the year 1871.

  • Visit is possible only by permission.

  • Entry fee may vary. Ask the authorities at the entrance.

  • Hours may vary. Ask the authorities at the entrance.

  • Nearby ferry terminal: Fener

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  • St. Stephan Bulgarian Church Address: Balat, Bulgar Kilisesi, 34087 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey, Istanbul
  • St. Stephan Bulgarian Church Contact Number: +90212-5211121
  • St. Stephan Bulgarian Church Price: Free
  • Time required to visit St. Stephan Bulgarian Church: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 0.16% of people who visit Istanbul include St. Stephan Bulgarian Church in their plan

  • 95% of people start their St. Stephan Bulgarian Church visit around 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see St. Stephan Bulgarian Church


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Stephan Bulgarian Church

People normally club together Museum Of Painting & Sculpture and Viaport Marina while planning their visit to St. Stephan Bulgarian Church.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Beautiful Bulgarian Orthodox Church built in 1898, and it has been recently restored. Located on İstanbul's Golden Horn Shore, this is one of only 3 iron churches in the wold today, the other 2 being located in Argentina and Austria. The restoration took over 7 years to complete but it looks exquisite The exterior is simple and elegant, while the interior is something you have to see for yourself. If your İstanbul make sure you make the time to have go have a look. You won't be disappointed. There are some nice quiet little cafes nearby that you definitely have to try.

  • For me this is second best bulgarian ortodox chirch in the world. Better than Alexander Nevski...

  • Beautifully restored Sveti Stefan from 1898. A tranquil oasis in this busy megalopolis. Gilded beauty, fascinating steel architecture and a relic of a bygone empire.

  • This Orthodox Church is a gem. It's beautifully designed, very well kept and it's very lavish with a golden floor everywhere. If you want a diversity of experiences in Istanbul, I works definitely include this Church as one of the most-sees. It's quite unique among all the other more prominent architectures.

  • Bulgarian Orthodox Church is an iron church, built in 1898 on the shore of the Golden Horn, Istanbul. There exist three iron church in the world, in Istanbul, Austria and Argentina. The current restauration took 7 years to complete but it is a well done accomplishment. The interior is splendid. This is a religious monument which must be visited by everyone staying in Istanbul.

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