Church of St. Anthony Of PaduaThis very beautiful church of St. Anthony Of Padua is located in the hearth of Istiklal Avenue.

This great church is in fact the largest church of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul.

An original St. Anthony of Padua Church was constructed back in 1725 by the Italian community of Istanbul, but was later demolished and replaced with the current building which was built on the same location but many years after.

Church of St. Anthony Of Padua in Istanbul
Inside the Church of St. Anthony Of Padua in Istanbul

This is a very good example of fine decoration and Venetian Neo-Gothic style built between 1906 and 1912. Visitors can enter and explore the church.

We you’re walking down Istiklal Avenue you’ll notice right after Galatasarai high school, a patio entrance with arches. Inside you can notice the church as from the avenue itself it is not noticeable.

Church of St. Anthony Of Padua in Istanbul
Outside the Church of St. Anthony Of Padua in Istanbul