The St. Savior in Chora Church in Istanbul is one of the finest preserved galleries of Byzantine mosaics as well as a detailed account of early Christian history. Besides its attractive exterior, the mosaics and frescoes inside are considered masterpieces of the Byzantine "renaissance". These decorations and the additions made in the 14th century were ordered by Theodore Metochites. Mosaic panels in the two narthexes at the entrance depict the lives of the Virgin and Christ in the chronological order described in the Bible.
Everyday 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM - Closed on Wednesdays