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I visited this church twice, on Saturday and Sunday. I rang the door bells and there was no answer... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Vancouver, Canada

This church is one of the oldest church in town. Well kept .It is not open to public only when... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Miami, Florida
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This 19th-century church is lavishly decorated and is the oldest in the city. It was named after St. Polycarp, the first bishop of Smyrna who was burned at the stake.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible14%
6 Mar 2017
“Saint Polycarp Church”
11 Jul 2017
“This church is no longer open.”
Izmir, Turkey
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I visited this church twice, on Saturday and Sunday. I rang the door bells and there was no answer on both days. The security guards nearby confirmed that the church was no longer open for visit.

1  Thank fidelisblue
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This church is one of the oldest church in town. Well kept .It is not open to public only when there is a wedding or baptize . I had good luck to see it because I have a friend who know the person in charge...More

Thank Y J
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The church is only open 3 pm - 5 pm except on Sunday. The entrance is the side white door. Buzz the intercom if you have questions. Beautiful statues and stain glass windows. Nice to be in a church.

Thank zxcxc
Reviewed 27 June 2016

visit time is from 15 to 17 and we go there tow times and in second time we can visit church but nun was not polite.regardless of nun,everythings are there very beatiful and i advise to see here.

Thank pghadamli
Reviewed 4 January 2016

You cant just go there, you have to be in a group We have seen many Churches but this is special one with a lot of history Sometimes when you go to a Church you have to overlook the religious symbols but this one wasn't...More

Thank keithba55
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Discipline doesnt mean to insult religious feelings! She is just impolite. Thats it! Visit was ruined just because of her treat dispite of group reservation. Just beware!

1  Thank özgecan ş
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We wanted to visit this wonderful and historic Church this month when we were at Izmir, but a nun, not very polite, just answer the inter phone when we rang the bell and told us that it was not possible to visiting it if we...More

3  Thank frambus
Reviewed 9 June 2015

we couldn't go inside it was closed and the man who was sitting there told us that it's not a museum and is not open to see ... even if it is still a church not a museum it must be open during the day...More

2  Thank Vida N
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Our hotel in Selcuk called this place to make an arrangement for our visit. The answering nun (?) told him that they will only accept a group of at least 15 people. But we are only a couple. When we arrived in Izmir, our Izmir...More

5  Thank J-in-Naperville
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Named for the revered, martyred (c.155 CE) bishop of Smyrna, St. Polycarp, is the oldest church in Izmir (ancient Symrna). Reconstructed in the early 1600s, the oranate sanctuary depicts Polycarp's life of service and sacrifice, as wells as honoring additional Christian saints. Visits to the...More

1  Thank sms1961
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Simon K
16 May 2015|
Response from Kubus4 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I can't help :( we were disappointed when we go to the church, as it was closed - although we were there within stated opening hours; Perhaps if you contact Izmir Tourist Information, they may have contact... More
Simon K
18 April 2015|
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Response from Stephen_Ng2014 | Reviewed this property |
The phone number of the St Polycarp Church at Izmir is +90 232 484 8436. All the Best Stephen Ng 20 April 2015