Category:Chora Church

English: The Chora Church is considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of a Byzantine church. The church is situated in the western, Edirnekapı district of Istanbul. In the 16th century, the church was converted into a mosque by the Ottoman rulers, and it became a secularised museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered with fine mosaics and frescoes.
Italiano: Il Museo di San Salvatore in Chora ad Istanbul è costituito dalla ex chiesa palatina (cioè legata al palazzo dell'imperatore di Bizanzio) greco-ortodossa di San Salvatore in Chora, trasformata in epoca ottomana in moschea, la Kariye Cami (leggi: "karijé giamì"), e infine in museo durante il governo di Ataturk. Conserva uno splendido ciclo di affreschi e mosaici bizantini, alcuni dei quali in ottime condizioni di conservazione.

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