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Hagia Sophia | The Princes Islands | Princes Islands' houses | The Blue Mosque | Points of view | ISTIKLAL CADDESI TRAM | Istanbul market's | The Beylerbeyi Palace | Chora Monastery | At work | Archeological Museum | Byzantine cistern

Chora Monastery

The most impressive Byzantine monuments to survive in the modern city of Istanbul: the church of the Chora Monastery, or known by its Turkish name Kariye Camii. Founded probably as early as the sixth century, rebuilt in the late eleventh and early twelfth century, and splendidly restored by the Byzantine humanist, poet, and later prime minister Theodore Metochites between 1316 and 1321, the church of the Chora Monastery is today considered an 'icon' of Late Byzantine art and architecture.
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