St. Pierre Church

St. Pierre Church

St. Pierre Church

St. Pierre Church is located on a street that descends to Bankalar Street, known for its historical texture on the banks of the Golden Horn of Istanbul and a little heavy human traffic.

The year the construction of the church on Eski Banker Street was completed is recorded as 1841. It was built by a Catholic congregation. Its origins date back to the 13th-century wooden church of St. Pierre Church burned down once both in the 17th and 18th centuries. Then, on the date just mentioned, a durable church was built and opened for worship. The architect of the building is the Italian Gaspare Trajano Fossati, who also took part in the restoration of Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia).

In the church in the east-west direction, there is a difficult point of separation between the interior and the exterior. The interior of the church is rather plain in comparison to the outside which is decorated with extremely striking ornaments. It is notable for its columns, paintings on the walls, the naos resembling the sky, stylish chandeliers, and elegant colors.

Perhaps nowhere in the world you can find such a variety of structures in such a small space. The structure is one of the elements that add value to the ambiance of this region, where historical buildings, mosques, and churches are adjacent to each other.

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