Pammakaristos Church, also known as the Church of Theotokos Pammakaristos (Greek: Θεοτόκος ἡ Παμμακάριστος, "All-Blessed Mother of God"), is one of the most famous Greek Orthodox Byzantine churches in Istanbul, Turkey. Adapted in 1591 into the Fethiye Mosque (Turkish: Fethiye Camii, "mosque of the conquest"), it is today partly a museum, the parekklesion. The edifice serves as one of the most important examples of Constantinople's Palaiologan architecture, and the last pre-Ottoman building to house the Ecumenical Patriarchate. It also has the largest amount of Byzantine mosaics in Istanbul after the Hagia Sophia and Chora Church.
The building is located in the Çarşamba neighbourhood within the district of Fatih inside the walled city of Istanbul. Theotokos Pammakaristos overlooks the Golden Horn.
Ercan Devrim | May 9, 2018
Pammakaristos Church, also known as the Church of Theotokos Pammakaristos( "All-Blessed Mother of God"), is one of the most famous Greek Orthodox Byzantine churches in Istanbul, Turkey.
Elias El Hajj | Oct 31, 2017
Very interesting church! Beautiful small church located in Fatih Istanbul. You can find old byzantine mosaics on the walls.
Daria Samuseva | Apr 29, 2018
According to the sign with opening hours and ticket prices, it should be open and working as a museum. But there is no signs of life there and the locals say that it's closed (at least we interpreted it like that)
Cam Graves | May 31, 2017
This is now called the Fethiye Museum and there is a small fee (or Museum Card) to enter. There are some lovely painted ceilings depicting saints and important Christians and these are remarkably well preserved (or restored). You have access to part of the building, the remainder has been converted to a mosque which is unspectacular inside. Very pretty fascade outside with the red roses improving the appearance.
jacko 0 | Apr 6, 2017
Very interesting mosque/church. When you step in feels like your stepping back into history and can help feeling eary. Worth a visit.
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