CHORA CHURCH Guided Museum Visit

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CHORA CHURCH Guided Museum Visit

Visit the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora to see the oldest and best surviving examples of Byzantine mosaics and frescoes.

Duration: 1 hour
Live Guide: English


  • See the magnificent Byzantine mosaics and frescoes that depict Biblical and Apocryphal scenes.

Full Description

You will meet your guide at the main entrance to the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora, known as Chora Church or Kariye Museum in Turkey. 

Originally a medieval Greek Orthodox Church, it was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire and became a museum in 1948. The whole interior is covered in beautiful Byzantine mosaics and frescoes that were restored when the building became a museum. Prepare to be amazed because they are truly stunning! They are especially meaningful if you are familiar with Biblical stories, but your guide will give you all the details on-site so everyone can appreciate them. For example, the mosaics depict scenes from the New Testament including the birth of Christ, the journey of the Magi, Christ going to Jerusalem for Passover and Jesus' miracles. 



  • Guidance in English.
  • Entrance ticket to Chora Church.
  • Pick up and drop off service.

Meeting point

Entrance of the Chora Church.


Know Before You Go

  • Please be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the meeting time. The guide will be holding a blue flag that says "Istanbul Walks".

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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