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Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora

The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora (Kariye Müzesi, Kariye Camii), is considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church. The church is situated in Istanbul, in the Edirnekapı neighborhood, which lies in the western part of the municipality of Fatih. In the 16th century, the church was converted into a mosque by the Ottoman rulers, and it became a secularised museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered with fine mosaics and frescoes.

  

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Taken on March 8, 2012