Synagogues & Churches

Istanbul is home to all three big religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Therefore there are many churches and synagogues in Istanbul. Since Christianity dates back to the pre-Islamic era of Istanbul, most churches are also historical. Read More

Humanity leave marks on the place they live and these marks make us stronger by connecting us to our ancestors, and the place we live. Istanbul, which is hosting a lot of nations, became a giant temple that includes and keeps all religions alive over the centuries. While visiting Istanbul, you can easily see worships belonging to a different faith. 

In Istanbul’s old neighborhoods it is possible to explore many churches as well as synagogues most of which are still in use. Here find out the best churches and synagogues in Istanbul for you to visit and light a candle if you’d like.