Built as a Byzantine church in the 11th century by the mother-in-law of Alexius I Comnenus, then converted into a mosque in the 16th century, the Chora was re-appropriated for a museum in 1958. Its walls and ceilings are adorned by some of the world’s finest mosaics and frescoes.
|Venue name:||Chora Museum|
Kariye Camii Sokak, Kariye Square
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue, Thu-Sun 09.00-19.00 (last entry 18.00)|