SAINT ANTOINE CHURCH
Located in Istiklal Street in Beyoglu, the Saint Antoine Church is on the left side of the street if you are facing from Galatasaray towards Tunel. Construction began in 1906 and the church was completed in 1912. Its architect, Giulo Mongeri, who was born in Istanbul, gave it an Italian Neo-Gothic style. Today it is Istanbul's largest church with the busiest congregation and is run by Italian priests. The Church was built in a courtyard. The entrance of the church in on the main street between two apartments which were built to earn money for the church.
The Saint Antoine Church was built in a Neogothic style and in a Latin Cross shape measuring 20 x 50 meters. The walls of the church were covered with mosaic tiles up until a certain level, and the outer facade of the building is made of bricks. The entrance to the church is located on the main street between two apartments which were built to raise money for the church. One enters into a courtyard from the entrance door. The width of the facade of the structure overlooking İstiklal Street is about 38 meters.
The Saint Antoine Church is a beautiful sample of tolerance and religious acceptance and it is also one of the largest Catholic churches with the busiest congregation in Istanbul.