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 on the Church of the Holy Apostles

Go Historic ID
319259
Names
Church of the Holy Apostles
Dates
330

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Resources for the Church of the Holy Apostles

  1. The Church of the Holy Apostles Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate.
  2. Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph: The Art of the Roman Empire AD 100-450
  3. Istanbul: Buildings: Church of the Holy Apostles Grove Art Online.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Church of the Holy Apostles - Istanbul, Turkey