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Church of Aya Panteleymon

İcadiye Caddesi, Kuzguncuk, Üsküdar, Istanbul

At the 19th-century Greek Orthodox Church of Aya Panteleymon in Kuzguncuk, resembling a music box in white and gilt, silvered images of saints around the walls include St Nicholas, patron saint of seamen. Visit the historic sacred spring during Sunday morning services. The church was originally built in 1831, but after it was burned by fire in 1872 the architect Nikola Ziko designed the new look, and the church re-opened in 1892.

Look up when you’re standing in the elegant marble courtyard to see the bell tower constructed in 1911 by Andon Hüdaverdioğlu.

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