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Ayia Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church

Büyükdere Mh., Istanbul

Originally built in 1604 to service the Greek community in the neighbourhood, the current church dates back from 1831, after a fire destroyed the original building. It is a three-nave basilica church with a bell tower. Inside, icons depict various saints, including Saint Paraskevi, whom the church is named after. A female saint, Paraskevi of Rome was a Christian martyr of the 2nd century. According to Christian tradition, she was born in Rome about 140 AD.

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