Church of the Holy Apostles Istanbul, Turkey

Church of the Holy Apostles
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Built by Constantine the Great to contain his tomb and the relics of the Twelve Apostles, and rebuilt by renowned architects under Justinian, this important church was the resting place of several Byzantine emperors and saints. Destroyed by the Crusades and an earthquake, it was replaced with the Fatih Mosque in 1461.

Facts & Stats

Go Historic ID
249508
Best Known As
Church of the Holy Apostles
Full Name
Church of the Holy Apostles
Coordinates
41.019845° N, 28.950294° E  (map)
Address
Istanbul, Turkey

Further Resources

  1. “The Church of the Holy Apostles”. “Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate”.
  2. “Istanbul: Buildings: Church of the Holy Apostles”. “Grove Art Online”.