REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

İstanbul - Fethiye Museum (Pammakaristos)

It is in Fatih - Çarşamba quarter of İstanbul. It is Pammakaristos monastery church constructed in Byzantine Period. A grave chapel has been added with the end of the Latin invasion in the 13th century.

After the conquest, it remained under the control of Christians and used as a women's monastery, in 1455 patriarchate has been moved to this building and the building has been used as patriarchate until 1586.

This church has been converted into a mosque by Murat III (1574 - 1595) and the mosque has been named as Fethiye.

The northern church is still being used as a mosque. The walls of the additional church are ornamented with the beautiful mosaics of the 14th century. After being repaired between the years 1938 - 1940, it has been converted into a unit of Ayasofya Museum.