Kariye Museum

Address: Kariye Camii Sokak No. 28, Edirnekapı, Istanbul, 34490, Turkey
Telephone: 0212 631 92 41

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Art
  • History
  • Design and architecture