The Chora Church is one of the most remarkable remnants of the Byzantine Empire in the world. This medieval Greek Orthodox church has an interesting history. Beautifully endowed with frescos and mosaics in the 1300’s, it was later converted to a mosque during the Ottoman era.
Most of the frescoes and mosaics were then hidden beneath layers of plaster and paint. Only in 1948 did the work begin to clean and restore all the original art which had been covered over and protected for centuries. The church is now a museum. The attendant angels surround the virgin and child in this most beautiful parecclesion dome.
What to do in Istanbul:
- Make a trip to the Church of Chora museum to find rare frescoes and mosaics from the Byzantine era.
- Sip on a glass of hot mint tea in the middle of a bustling market. The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world.
- Visit the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia and wander the stunning gardens in between them.
- No visit to Istanbul is complete without experiencing the ancient sultans’ bathing ritual at a sumptuous, authentic, historic hamam (Turkish bath)
SIZE & FABRIC - Oversized Square Scarf
140 cm x 140 cm (1.4 x 1.4 metres)
10% Cashmere / 90% Modal
Made in Italy
Eyelash finished edges all around
Gentle handwashing or dry cleaning recommended