Church of the PammakaristosAlmost hiden from the normal tourist “eye”, Pammakaristos church is a fabulous example of a Byzantine church.

This stone and brick church from the 14th century is now a museum that can be visited upon previous request either in sito or in Hagia Sophia. Inside this church you can enjoy amazing mosaic works on the walls and ceilings. Actually it has the largest amount of Byzantine mosaics in Istanbul after the Hagia Sophia and Chora Church.

The Church of the Pammakaristos was converted into a mosque in the 16th century to commemorate conquests of the Sultan Murat III.

Church of the Pammakaristos
Outside the Church of the Pammakaristos in Istanbul

The Church of the Pammakaristos building is located in the Çarsamba district within Fatih inside the walled city of Istanbul.

You can profit from a walk thru this district and start visiting Church of Chora, then crossing towards the Church of St. George which is the the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the senior patriarchate of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Church of the Pammakaristos
Inside the Church of the Pammakaristos in Istanbul