Kariye Museum

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

- Mid-range

4.7

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
4.4
90%

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

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