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Beautifully Byzantine

By far one of the most exquisite extant examples of Byzantine architecture, Chora Church, alternately called the Chora Museum or Chora Mosque, stands as a testament to the once mighty ancient Ottoman Empire.

Located in the Edirnekapı district, Chora Church offers visitors an in depth glimpse into the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Turkey. The aesthetics of the architecture are quite pleasing, but the true magic is within. Here you may view fascinating frescoes and marvelous mosaics along with icons and paintings. Be sure to visit the sultan's Harem and the Hagia Irene before or after your tour of Chora Church.

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