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St Anthony of Padua

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Address: Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 244 0935
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The church is conveniently located near Taksim Square and is easily (and free) to access. It is a wonderful piece of history and a must visit!

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Asad M
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is conveniently located near Taksim Square and is easily (and free) to access. It is a wonderful piece of history and a must visit!

Thank Asad M
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

İt's very fantastic building. Made by architectural Gulio Mongeri. He is an Italian - Turkish architecht.

Thank Mehmet A
Tbilisi, Georgia
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609 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,941 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Church of St. Anthony is one of the largest Catholic churches in Istanbul. Find it easily. If you are walking from Taksim Square along Istiklal Street, you will certainly notice this church on the left. It is impossible to make a mistake, it is built of red brick in the Neo-Gothic style. The architect of this beauty was Giulio... More 

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Fukaya, Japan
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812 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This church is very characteristic with three rose windows in front of the porch. The building is Gothic style, looks like one in Europe. There are so many torists, too. Using flash is prohibited, but taking picture is allowed except during the mass. You can easily find the beautiful building when you are on the istiklal street.

Thank ワンケディ
Berlin, Germany
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

St. Anthony's is a must see. It is so beautiful and historic. It's a great place to be still and take pictures.

Thank lesnet760
Prague, Czech Republic
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706 reviews
221 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Beautiful Cathedral and worth the visit. Pleasant, peaceful, tranquil, behind an iron gate and worth a visit.

Thank Stone S
Prague, Czech Republic
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Coming from Europe you will not find anything special from architecture point of view. definitely very pleasant place within very busy Istiklal area for little rest and thoughts.

Thank Metelesku2
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

As you walk down Istiklal street on your left hand the Cathedral is something worth seeing, it will only take 20 minutes of your time.

Thank Petros Z
Ilford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Tucked away behind a gate on one of the busiest streets in Istanbul but it's worth finding and visiting. Very peaceful and quiet.

Thank HelenP526
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

it is located in ISTIKLAL street..famous street of istanbul..old historical church..if you go istiklal street, it is on your way..really nice structure..


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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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