Kariye Museum

Price guide: Mid-range

Kariye Camii Sokak No. 28, Edirnekapı, Istanbul, 34490

Price guide: Mid-range

Kariye Museum
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By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#4 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Art, Design and architecture, History

Expert review of Kariye Museum

Beautiful small church with stunning frescos and mosaics.

The beautifully preserved frescos and mosaics covering the interior of this intimate little church-turned-mosque-turned-museum are well worth the trek to Edirnekapı, a neighbourhood significantly off the typical tourist track, but close to the old city walls.

Price advice: 

Admission is 15 lira.

Expert tips: 
You’ll get more out of the experience with a tour guide or a good guidebook that explains the symbolism of the different pieces of religious art.
Nearby Asitane restaurant is a great place for a sumptuous Ottoman-style meal.

More information on Kariye Museum:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Historic site, Religious site
Address:
Kariye Camii Sokak No. 28, Edirnekapı, Istanbul, 34490
Telephone:
0212 631 92 41
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Thu-Tue 9am-4.30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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