Chora Museum Istanbul: A Unique Byzantine Museum in the Heart of Istanbul

Chora Museum Istanbul

  • Dervişali, Kariye Cami Sk. No:18, 34087 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Originally built as the Church of the Holy Savior during the Byzantine era and converted to a mosque during the Ottoman rule of Istanbul, Khora Church is now a museum with colorful, well-preserved frescoes and mosaics. Located outside the Old City in the Edirnekapi neighborhood, the art-filled Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) is well worth the trek.