Phanar Greek Orthodox College

Phanar Greek Orthodox College

Phanar Greek Orthodox College

Phanar Greek Orthodox College, located in Fatih district of Istanbul, is one of the oldest buildings in the city established on the basis of education. This historical building, which is located close to the Balat Coast and a few hundred meters from Fener Ferry Pier, is quite dazzling with its details and architectural elements.

In the college named Magali Scholio for Orthodox Christians, which was built after the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Empire, many administrators and religious scholars who have taken on tasks in various levels are trained. There are ancient and modern philosophy, grammar, and literature besides religious education in the college where world-famous writers are also taken secular education. The college, which has been providing education in this way for many years, was transformed into a classical education-oriented high school after about 400 years and functions in this way for about 20 years from the mid-19th century.

It was eventually rebuilt in 1881 as one of the largest-scale structures in and around the Golden Horn. Phanar Greek Orthodox College, whose design elements were brought from France, has a monumental feature with its high facade. The building, which gained a characteristic appearance with its red bricks carried piece by piece from France, contains references to the castle architecture, so to speak. Today, it still serves as an educational institution.

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  • farukkorkmaz
    08.02.2023 07:03

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