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Zeyrek Camii

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Why locals love it

Located on a hillside overlooking the Golden Horn (“Haliç”) in the Fatih district, Zeyrek Mosque is the second largest religious structure built by the Byzantines still standing in Istanbul, the biggest being Hagia Sophia.

Why you should visit it

It comprises three buildings: two former Eastern Orthodox churches and a chapel. There’s a very nice restaurant nearby called Zeyrekhane where you can have something to eat or drink after your visit.

Special tip

Note that the opening hours change daily depending on prayer times.

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2 Comments

Lovely and historical place. Good for history lovers
Burak
Local
August 28, 2018
Old neighbourhood with historical architecture and local culture.. worth to see
An Inactive User
Local
February 17, 2017

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