The Church Of St. Irene/Agia Irene (Aya Irini)

one of the earliest surviving Church in Constantinople dedicated to the "Holy peace"[1] (and not Saint Irene). The Church is located in the historical centre of Istanbul in the Sultanahmet district in the first court of Topkapi Palace. Ayia Irene is new to the VI century a Basilica in the shape of a cross. The vestibule of the Church is paved with mosaics of the time of Justinian. Inside is a sarcophagus, in which, according to legend, the remains of Constantine.
Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Topkapı Sarayı 1. Avlusu, İstanbul
41.009899058749/28.981344973146
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Complete waste of money
Daniel1685 , Sydney, Australia, 2015-05-20
We paid our 20 lira each and our visit was all over in 5 minutes. There is nothing to see in the church but bare walls. The entire upper half of the church is hidden from view by a cloth which... read full review
For history buffs, great place to buy a pass
Jay P , 2015-05-17
The interior has nothing much left but it's a famous building so worth 5 mins. If you buy the 3 day pass there you can skip the queues in Sofia, so it was worth it for me. read full review
Empty building
mharshal , Baku, Azerbaijan, 2015-05-10
You can see the beautiful exterior from outside for free. We went to see this place as we had the museum pass. It is completely empty with absolutely no decorations or anything worthwhile to gawk at... read full review
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  • Nihan, 21-06-2014

    Büyüleyici atmosfer akustik mükemmel lartedelmondo

  • Ceylin, 18-06-2014

    Burada konser dinlemenin en güzel yanı, içerideki kuşların uygun gördükleri eserlere cıvıltılarıyla eşlik etmeleri...

  • Müge Damar, 19-01-2014

    Sakın para veripte girmeyin dışarıdan gördüğünüz taş yapı dışında hiç bir şekilde birşey görmüyorsunuz heryer kapalı üstüne birde giriş ücreti 20 TL resmen soygunculuk

  • Bulent, 12-10-2013

    Akustiği mükemmel bir mekan,klasik müzik konserleri için ideal yer....

  • Oguz Kaan Cagatay, 16-03-2013

    Topkapı Sarayı'nın dış avlusunda yer alan ve en büyük Bizans kilisesi olan 4.yy başlarında yapılan Aya İrini, Türkiye'deki müze çalışmalarının ilk başladığı mekandır.

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