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Chora Museum

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Chora Museum

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Kariye Mahallesi, Kariye Camii Sokak, No: 18 EdirnekapI Fatih, Istanbul 34087 Turkey
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90-Minute Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

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Join one of the best Bosphorus boat tours in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. <br><br>Your Istanbul Welcome Card Marine Officer will welcome you at the pier and help you on the boat, hand you over our Bosphorus tour plan and explain you what will see on the boat tour. <br><br>Bosphorus Boat Tour<br><br>The Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coast.<br><br>Our boat is departing hourly, if you should miss your departure time you can join the next departing boat.
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Ani M wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing place, unique spirit.... Was fascinated by the wall masterpieces kept in the years. Hope all those great paintings will be saved for the next generations.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MeredithAY wrote a review Nov 2020
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Really cool, well preserved mosaics. Area is on the dodgy side, but less oppressively touristy than Sultanahmet. Stroller was an issue, but staff (aside from ticket booth) quite helpful.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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A2345FUjohnl wrote a review Nov 2020
Tampa, Florida115 contributions26 helpful votes
After hearing The Chora museum was being converted to a mosque, I had to go one more time while it was still posible to visit. It is still undergoing renovation work which I hope the continue. At the present time all the mosaicsthat were not under going renovations were still visible. THe gift shop has also been removed. If you have the chance to go in the near futrue I would highly recommend it. The entrance fee was 65 lira.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ULGENAKSU wrote a review Oct 2020
Istanbul, Turkey29 contributions13 helpful votes
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The beautiful Chora Museum, with its mesmerising mosaics and frescoes, is one of the unforgettable places in Istanbul. Unfortunately, the way it will be possible to see these beautiful works of art in the future is quite obscure at the moment. However, you still have a chance to visit the place as a museum if you are currently in the city or will be visiting Istanbul in the near future. This post aims to provide you with a glimpse of this wonderful example of Byzantine art that is no less valuable than the examples in Ravenna, Italy.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Backpacker wrote a review Oct 2020
San Luis Obispo, California778 contributions197 helpful votes
It's a rip-off! First of all, there is only 2 tiny rooms with hardly anything to see! And IF the mosaics are real, then they only go back to the 14th Century. I'd happily pay the huge fee if the mosaics were from like the 2nd century or something, but it's not. I was literally in there for 2 minutes. SAVE YOUR MONEY!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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