Church of the Holy Apostles Turkey

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.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249508
Names
Church of the Holy Apostles
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Timeline

330
Construction of the Church of the Holy Apostles, commissioned by Constantine
330
Construction of the Church of the Holy Apostles
22 May 337
Death of Constantine the Great
28 Jun 550
Re-consecration of the Church of the Holy Apostles