St. Anthony of Padua Church, alternatively known as the Sent Antuan Basillica or Sant'Antonio di Padova Church, S. Antonio di Padova, St. Antoine, or locally as Sent Antuan, is a basilica and the largest church of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located at İstiklal Avenue No. 171 in the Beyoğlu district.
Along with the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (1846) in the Harbiye district, St. Louis of the French (1581) and Santa Maria Draperis in Beyoğlu, Sts. Peter and Paul (1841) in Galata, Assumption Church in the Moda quarter of Kadıköy, St. Stephen in Yeşilköy and Bakırköy Church in Bakırköy, St. Anthony of Padua is one of the most important Catholic churches in Istanbul, and among them has the largest community following its Masses.
|Monday||8:00 AM – 7:30 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM – 7:30 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM – 7:30 PM|
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|Friday||8:00 AM – 7:30 PM|
|Saturday||8:00 AM – 7:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 7:30 PM|
Kaan ARA | Mar 25, 2018
Originally called Sant'Antonio di Padova (St. Anthony of Padua wiki), and known in Turkish as Saint Antoine Kilisesi or Saint Antuan Kilisesi, the Saint Antoine church on bustling Istiklal Caddesi is the largest Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul. It was built to serve the Italian community living in Istanbul. An imposing red brick building, it was originally built on this site in 1725, but was demolished in the early 20th century,in order to make way for a tramway. However the church was rebuilt by the architect, Giuliu Mongeri and completed in 1912, and stands as a fine example of the Italian neo-Gothic and Tuscan-Lombard styles Who was St Anthony of Padua? He was a Portuguese Catholic priest (1195-1231), who was the most celebrated disciple of St. Francis of Assisi. He was known as a miracle worker, and is the patron saint of finding both things and people. Amazing Facts about Saint Antoine Church Turkey The celebrated Concordia Tiyatrosu(Concordia Theater), also stood on the same site, until it too was demolished in the early 20th century.When Pope John XXIII visited Istanbul in 2003, he preached in St. Antoine Church and his statue stands in the inner patio.The impressive organ above the entryway was built by Italian firm, Vincenzo Mascioni (Cuvio Varese) in 1949.The church is filled with works of art that include a gilded wooden statue of St. Anthony by Luigi Bresciani, as well as two mosaics depicting the Supper at Emmaus and the Baptism of the Lord.
Sherwean Alizade | Apr 8, 2018
Small church in middle of istanbul, I should say to people come inside places like this church, you should respect the rules, it has pictures that tild us don't use mobile phone or don't take pictures, But every one use phone and take pictures and even recording videos.
Sadeq Alfardan | Mar 17, 2018
He said: "I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet; "And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live; "(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable; "So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"!
bambi lane | Dec 14, 2017
Beautiful! Very peacefull. If you visit Istanbul this is a among places that you must see. I'm mesmerized with Istanbul. Amazing place that has so much to offer!
Dimitris Ladas | Feb 2, 2018
Beautiful christian church in one of the busiest streets of the city. Light a candle on your way out
Troy Brunner | Jun 15, 2018
Very beautiful church with multiple interesting things to see from the Pope statue to the amazing paintings inside to a real mass (although it's in a seperate room)
Abdulrahman Nashed | May 3, 2018
Located on İstiklal Caddesi, St. Anthony Of Padua is both the largest Catholic church in Istanbul and home to the largest Catholic congregation in the city. The construction of this red-brick church began in 1906 and was designed by the architect Giulio Mongeri, who was born in Istanbul. Open for worship since 1912, the church is run by Italian priests and is notable for its red facade and stained glass. The entrance of its courtyard on Istiklal Caddesi is flanked by two interconnected apartments, each six-stories tall, built to raise money for the church. These buildings have the distinction of being the first reinforced concrete buildings on the avenue.
Faizan Broadcast Services | Apr 25, 2018
this is a beautiful church in heart of istanbul city. muat visit place. It's historic and a beautiful piece of architecture.
Ercan Devrim | May 29, 2018
The church is considered a minor basilica, and is run by Italian priests. Saturday Mass is in Italian and begins at 19:00, Sunday Mass is 9:30 in Polish, 10:00 in English and 17:00 in Turkish, and Tuesday Mass is in Turkish and begins at 11:00. Weekday Masses are in English at 8:00.
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