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Surp Kirkor Lusaroviç Armenian Ortodoks Church

Adress: Sakızcılar Sokağı No:3 Karaköy  
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Surp Kirkor Lusaroviç Armenian Ortodoks Church Detailed Info


The church located at the Sakızcılar Sokağı No:3 in Karaköy, is the oldest Armenian Church of İstanbul (built in 1431). Kirkor Lusaroviç, one of the churches built in the Republican period, has a distinctive place among the the Armenian Churches with its conical dome. There are few churches in İstanbul with this type of dome. The Bell tower, built at the entrance is in classical Armenian church architechture style. The interior of the church is ornamented sith tiles remained from the church that had collapsed. There are few pictures used for decoration in the church. The interior illumination is through very few and narrow windows, in accordance with Armenian church style.




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