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

Names
Church of the Holy Apostles
IDs
319259 Go Historic
Dates
330 constructed

Resources for the Church of the Holy Apostles

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