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Bodrum Camii

Mesih Ali Paşa Camii, Muhtesib İskender Mh., Eski Ali Paşa Caddesi 2, Istanbul, Turkey

The small tenth-century church of the Myrelaion, now the Bodrum Mosque, is infuriating to find in the bustling markets of Lâleli. From Ordu Caddesi take the street just opposite the Lâleli Mosque, then first right, and climb the stairs to the platform. It was part of the palace of Emperor Romanos Lekapenos, which stood on the adjoining platform now occupied by a jerry-rigged bazaar. If the imam can find the key, ask to see the Byzantine burial chapel in the basement.

For further information, you might want to look at Bodrum Camii on the ArchNet website.

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