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Really a nice quite place in the midst of all the bustling activity/life in Taksim Square. Sad part is there are hardly any Christians in Turkey as a result few people attend the services.
It is a must to visit and see the beautiful glass...More
This church is respected as are many of the mosques in Istanbul. prominent signs are up to ask visitors to remain quiet and respectful and wear modest clothing in the church. Nice to see this while walking along Istiklal.
We were in Turkey to learn more about St. John XXIII and there is a great statue of him in front of the church. They also had some things inside about him. The best thing was the amazing alter and the stunning stained glass. We...More
If you are in the area this large church is worth a look. The tall pale blue ceiling and windows are a little plain but still makes a grand building.
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I went there about few days ago. It was free to enter and when I walked in it just held my breath 🙄
The virgin Maryam statue was fabulous and so wonderfully beautiful. It was such a very peaceful and lovely place( i have to...More
In a mostly Moslim country, just strolling the street, it's strange to see Catholic church. But still Turkey is multi religion country with not only Moslims living there. Saint Antony Church is in the middle of Istanbul close to Taksim square and is Catholic church....More
I went there on Sunday (03/06/2018). I was with 2 friends (2 of us foreigners and 1 local) and we sat at the first few rows when the mass was being conducted.
One of the church staff came over and rudely told us to leave...More