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Greek Othodox Patriarchate

Sadrazam Ali Pasa Cad. No:35 | Fener, Fatih, Istanbul 34220, Turkey
+90 212 5319670
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Constantinople Half-Day Tour of Orthodox Religious Sites
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Sadrazam Ali Pasa Cad. No:35 | Fener, Fatih, Istanbul 34220, Turkey
Fener & Balat
+90 212 5319670
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the genuine jewels that are still in Istanbul, but not honored as they should!! A must visit for every christian!!

Thank Nikolas B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether a Christian or not, this is an orthodox church worth visiting. Simply awe-inspiring. Do not miss to walk around the little streets in the neighbourhood for a taste of old Istanbul

Thank Pavlina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the center of Orthodoxy, surrounded by big walls, which is obvious why. The Church of Saint George can give a possibility to many tourists to see what an orthodox church look like, what are the difference between Eastern and Western church. Beautiful frescoes,...More

Thank AleksandraKotor
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This place is not the easiest to find but it is worth it. A great reminder of the strong Greek influence and Greek population of Istanbul in times gone by (up until about the 1950's I think).

Thank J C
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is the seat of the Greek Orthodox Church which has been in Istanbul since the advent of Christianity as a state religion. The city was then named New Rome, later Constantinople and kept a Turkish version of that name until some...More

Thank Ahmet C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Although not as massive and amazing as the blue mosque or hagai Sophia-- we had a great time exploring this site. The relics and icons are amazing!

Thank redhelena
Reviewed 26 February 2017

It is located at the area of Fanari overlooking Vosporos. Walk in the area and see old houses belonging to Greeks when Fanari was populated by them. Very stylish cafes and restaurants have started making their appearance. In Fanari you will see how Istanbul was...More

Thank Petros Z
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The temple of Saint George and the feeling of peace and calmness that embraces you once you step inside can not be described in words.For Orthodox Christians it surely means much more than any other visitor but this doesn't mean the people of other religions...More

Thank Galanos N
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Gold gilded items, great icons and smell of incenses are make this place timeless... Old relics, iconastatsis wall and the ambiance of teh ST. George church will give you an idea about oppulent Byzantien Churches....

1  Thank UfukF
Reviewed 3 January 2017

A must for all christians. It predates the Vatican as the holy place of Christianity. Now its where the Patriarch lives.

Thank Christos M
Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of
Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community,
the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and
some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art
in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to
witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving
ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene
shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
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Pearl H
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Response from nicoltass | Reviewed this property |
As I know they start at 9:00 and they finish approximately at 12:00 for Sundays and 25/3 . I hope I help u.