IMPORTANT CHURCHS OF ISTANBUL

The Church of St. Stephen

St. Stephen Church is located in Balat region of Istanbul. St. Stephen Church completed in 1898. It is also known as Iron Church because it is made from prefabricated iron cast element. St. Stephen reopened in 2018 after restorations. This white iron church definitely should be seen.

The Cathedral of St. George

St. George also another cathedral in Fener-Balat region. It is complex of Ecumenical Patriarchate and pilgrims are visit here year-round. Although it has a relatively modest exterior, the inside of this church is richly decorated in traditional Orthodox style.

The Church of St. Anthony of Padua

St Antoine Church, located on Istiklal Avenue, is the largest and the largest congregated Catholic church in Istanbul. Built by the Italian community of Istanbul between 1906 and 1912 by Giulio Mongeri.

Crimean Memorial Church

The Crimean Church or the Crimean Memorial Church is an Anglican church in Beyoğlu district of Istanbul. It is the church built by the British in memory of this event after the Crimean War. It was built in 1868.

Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Armenian Church

Surp Krikor Lusaroviç Armenian church located in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul in Turkey Karakoy district of the province. Built in 1360, the church is the oldest known Armenian Church in Istanbul. Original building was destroyed by fire in the eighteenth century and later demolished by road construction. The building seen today was rebuilt in 1966 by the Armenian architect Bedros Zobyan.

The Church of St. Mary of the Mongols

The only Byzantine-era church that was not converted into a mosque by decree by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror is the Church of St. Mary of the Mongols in Balat, which takes its name after the Byzantine Princess Maria Palaiologina.