Kariye ( Caria ) Museum

Where is Kariye ( Caria ) Museum?

Kariye - Caria ( St. Saviour In Chora) Muzeum is located at Edirnekapı section in Fatih district of Istanbul. The name 'Kariye' derives from 'Chora' which means outside the city wall or 'rural' in old Greek. The district was thus before the land walls were built. In Byzantine Period it was church, after conquest it converted to mosque and it became a securilarized museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered the fine mosaics and frescoes.
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History of Kariye ( Caria ) Museum

The church building dates back to the 12th century, but frescoes and mosaics are from the 14th century. Chora remained in use as a church for sometime after the turkish conquest, being converted into a mosque by Beyazıt II. Today it is preserved as a historical monument, owning to the valuable mosaics and frescos. The mosaics were cleaned and restored by the American Byzantine Institude. The frescoes are among the finest examples of Byzantine art to be found anywhere in the world. They depict stories from the Bible as well as the life of Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ.

How to Go Kariye ( Caria ) Museum?

You can get off Metrobus - Edirnekapı station or Public bus Edirnekapı station. After you can walk 10 minute to follow sights to Kariye Museum.
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    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Edirnekapı Suriçi Bus Station - Fatih - 0,24 km
    On Way Number
    41AT - AYAZAĞAKÖYÜ - DAVUTPAŞA YILDIZ TEKNIK ÜNIVERSITESI
    41ST - SEYRANTEPE - TOPKAPI
    75M - AKSARAY - MECIDIYEKÖY
    77MT - MECIDIYEKÖY - EDIRNEKAPI - TAKSIM
    93M - ZEYTINBURNU - MECIDIYEKÖY
    94Y - YEŞILPINAR - BAKIRKÖY
    500A - EDIRNEKAPI - KADIKÖY
    500L - CEVIZLIBAĞ - LEVENT
    500T - TUZLA ŞIFA MAHALLESI - CEVIZLIBAĞ
    522B - YENIDOĞAN - TOPKAPI

    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    EDİRNEKAPI Tram Station - Topkapı - 0,30 km
    On Way Number
    T4 - TOPKAPI - HABİBLER

    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Edirnekapı Bus Station - Fatih - 0,30 km
    On Way Number
    28 - TOPKAPI - EDIRNEKAPI - BEŞIKTAŞ
    31E - YENIBOSNA (KUYUMCUKENT) - EMINÖNÜ
    32 - CEVATPAŞA - EMINÖNÜ
    35D - KOCAMUSTAFAPAŞA - BALAT
    36A - CEBECI MAHALLESI - VEZNECILER
    36E - 50.YIL MAHALLESI - AKSARAY
    36KE - KARADENIZ MAHALLESI - EMINÖNÜ
    36V - YAYLA MAHALLESI - VEZNECILER
    37E - YILDIZ TABYA - EMINÖNÜ
    37Y - YILDIZTABYA - VEZNECILER
    38 - YUNUS EMRE MAHALLESI - BEYAZIT
    38B - YUNUS EMRE MAHALLESI - VEZNECILER
    38E - KÜÇÜKKÖY - EMINÖNÜ
    38Z - ZÜBEYDE HANIM MAHALLESI - BEYAZIT
    39 - AKŞEMSETTIN MAHALLESI - YENIKAPI
    39B - İMAR BLOKLARI - VEZNECILER
    39Ç - HAMIDIYE MAHALLESI - AKSARAY
    39D - YEŞILPINAR - YENIKAPI
    39Y - YEŞILPINAR - VEZNECILER
    48A - GÖKTÜRK - KAZLIÇEŞME MARMARAY
    86V - EYÜPSULTAN - VEZNECILER
    87 - TOPKAPI - EDIRNEKAPI - TAKSIM
    88A - YUNUS EMRE MAHALLESI - YENIKAPI
    91O - OTOGAR - EMINÖNÜ
    336D - YENIKÖY - EDIRNEKAPI
    336E - SULTAN ÇIFTLIĞI - EMINÖNÜ
    1453 - MINIATÜRK - PANORAMA 1453 - MINIATÜRK
    A40-2 - KARAYOLLARI - AKSARAY
    A40-5 - BARAJ YOLU - AKSARAY
    MR12 - KAZLIÇEŞME - VEZNECILER

    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Mihrimah Sultan Bus Station - Fatih - 0,32 km
    On Way Number
    336D - YENIKÖY - EDIRNEKAPI

    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by Metrobus.
    The Nearest Metrobus Station
    EDIRNEKAPI Metrobus Station - Fatih - 0,80 km
    On Way Number
    34G - AVCILAR-SÖGÜTLÜÇESME
    34A - EDIRNEKAPI - SÖGÜTLÜÇESME METROBÜSÜ
    34 - AVCILAR-ZINCIRLIKUYU

    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by Metrobus.
    The Nearest Metrobus Station
    EDIRNEKAPI Metrobus Station - Fatih - 0,80 km
    On Way Number
    34G - AVCILAR-SÖGÜTLÜÇESME
    34A - EDIRNEKAPI - SÖGÜTLÜÇESME METROBÜSÜ
    34 - AVCILAR-ZINCIRLIKUYU

    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by Metrobus.
    The Nearest Metrobus Station
    AYVANSARAY Metrobus Station - Eyüp - 0,85 km
    On Way Number
    34G - AVCILAR-SÖGÜTLÜÇESME
    34A - EDIRNEKAPI - SÖGÜTLÜÇESME METROBÜSÜ
    34 - AVCILAR-ZINCIRLIKUYU

    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    ŞEHİTLİK Tram Station - Eyüp - 1,01 km
    On Way Number
    T4 - TOPKAPI - HABİBLER

    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by Subway.
    The Nearest Subway Station
    TOPKAPI-ULUBATLI Subway Station - Fatih - 1,14 km
    On Way Number
    M1 - AKSARAY - HAVAALANI METRO

    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by Subway.
    The Nearest Subway Station
    Vatan Topkapı Ulubatlı Metro İstasyonu Subway Station - Fatih - 1,14 km
    On Way Number
    M1A - YENİKAPI-ATATÜRK HAVAALANI
    M1B - YENİKAPI-KİRAZLI METRO

    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    DEMİRKAPI Tram Station - Bayrampaşa - 1,22 km
    On Way Number
    T4 - TOPKAPI - HABİBLER

    You can go to Kariye ( Caria ) Museum by Subway.
    The Nearest Subway Station
    Emniyet-Fatih Metro İstasyonu Subway Station - Fatih - 1,43 km
    On Way Number
    M1A - YENİKAPI-ATATÜRK HAVAALANI
    M1B - YENİKAPI-KİRAZLI METRO

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